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Report

Walking with communities: local government and community responses to local area renewal

This report provides governments and stakeholders involved in local and place-focused renewal with conceptual framing and case study examples that can help inform and shape new community collaboration initiatives for their own contexts.
Report

Why local government matters: full report 2015

The research aims to better understand how and why the activities of local governments, and their roles in society are valued by communities. Executive summary The research investigates: 1. local government’s role as a ‘place shaper’ and its importance in meeting the needs of citizens...
Discussion paper

Creative councils for creative communities

This report by Marrickville Council and the Centre for Local Government, University of Technology Sydney contributes to understanding of the role of creativity as a prerequisite to innovation in local government, particularly during a time of change and reform to the local government sector.