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Practical placemaking collection | Article

Strategic focus

Authored by William Barker, Martin Ferguson, Diana Rebaza


LCIOC - Simplify - Standardise - Share

Simplify, standardise, share (white paper)

Sets out a high-level strategic approach and associated design principles for the application of digital technology and its role in helping to dramatically improve public service outcomes, orientated towards the unique strengths and needs of individual areas.

Reset, Reform, Renew, Resilient (Post-Covid recovery prospectus, policy briefing)

Draws on the emerging picture from over 200 local authority recovery and resilience strategies to identify four common elements for place-based recovery. The briefing takes readers through the layers of the Socitm ‘Recovery and Resilience Model’, designed to support place-based recovery and resilience and the wider drive to build sustainable places in which people and communities can thrive.

Socitm policy briefing: Socitm Connects

Socitm Connects policy briefing

Build, sustain, harness

Looks at how to build upon the phenomenal response of local authorities and the wider public sector to Covid-19, sustain the step changes that local public service providers have taken and harness digital – cultures, capabilities, technologies and data – to enhance the resilience of people, communities, organisations and places.

Strategic research and resources

Delivers a range of strategic insights into the challenges faced by members. Our Resource Hub, supported by an extensive publications library, provides members with insightful, impactful and accessible thought leadership, advice, guidance, news and features relevant to the local public sector, building up wider situational awareness.