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This section is designed to show our current thinking and areas of research. To find out about potential collaborations on our research programme please email or phone 0207 340 2660.

Localism and Demand Management
[Dec 5, 2013, by Localis]
As the public sector and local government face up to the reality that the provision of public services needs to be radically altered to remain viable, Localis is researching innovative practices in the area of demand management.

Utilities and Development: Connecting for Growth
[Dec 5, 2013, by Localis]
Given the increasing pressure on housing provision, Localis is looking into how the relationship between utilities and developers can be improved in order to advance the build out of development sites.

Health and social care integration
[Sep 27, 2013, by Localis]
Localis will be conducting new research, on the back of 'In Sickness and In Health' into the future of an integrated health and social care landscape.

The future of front-office services in a digital age
[Sep 1, 2013, by Localis]
Given the continuously expanding possibilities offered through the digital age, Localis has begun researching how local authorities may use digital means to provide more efficient and effective services, with the possibility of ensuring greater access for residents.

News Publications Events

Budget 2014: another reason for authorities to embrace disruption
by Paul Bradbury, LGC

Do we stick with self service?
by Alex Thomson, in the MJ

Maude praises the Barnet Formula
by Harry Phibbs, Conservative Home

Council 'delivers' despite challenges
by Jamie Hailstone, the MJ


Meeting the challenge in Barnet
Posted in Reform and Personalisation of Public Services

Making the Most of Public Land
Posted in Reform and Personalisation of Public Services

New Call for Evidence: Utilities and Development
Posted in Planning, Housing and Growth

Changing Places
Posted in Local Governance and Organisation


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