Public anxiety about drones could stymie economic and social benefits

PwC UK drones lead Elaine Whyte, Dedrone’s Amit Samani and Tris Dyson of Nesta discuss the economic and social potential of drones and whether public anxieties might be allayed through regulation and control by public authorities....Read more

Ask your taxi driver: ‘do you live in a smart city?’

Darren Capes of the IET, Chris Dyer of Yotta and Linda Chandler of Hyperlocal Cities discuss with LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler what ‘smart life’ looks like and the role of councils in shaping it....Read more

Public sector yet to get smart about workforce

Leatham Green of the PPMA and Jonathan Key of LabourXchange tell Jane Hancer of CC2i that public sector approaches to recruitment, retention and management are stuck in a pre-digital age...Read more

Deprioritising tech may be the smart route to public service transformation

Jason Kitcat (Essex CC) Richard Farrell of Netcall and Sleuth Co-op’s Hilary Simpson discuss how local authorities might overcome challenges of legacy systems, digital skill shortages and the persistence of old-style procurement....Read more

Will Defra’s new Resources and Waste Strategy deliver the ‘circular economy’?

Waste/resources consultant Dr David Greenfield, council waste manager Natasha Epstein, and designer Sophie Thomas discuss the impact and implications of Defra’s new strategy, launched in December....Read more

Cannabis: legal in the UK this year or any time soon?

Mike Trace of the International Drugs Policy Consortium and Paul North of Volteface, the drugs policy think tank, discuss with CLGdotTV’s Joe Tibbetts, prospects for legalization and regulation of cannabis in the UK....Read more

How can public sector take up of SME innovation be increased?

Sharing births, marriages & deaths data to improve services and reduce fraud

OpenStreetMap: should the public sector be making more use of this remarkable asset?

This Smart Life - Feb 6th 2019 - Blackfriars London

PODCAST: councils sought for Care xchange ‘discovery’ project set to disrupt agency model

Picks from CLGdotTV outputs in 2018

Are Brexit's ‘left-behind’ towns the consequence of too much focus on cities?

Council customer accounts: time to ‘roll back’