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PODCAST: Mark Rogers of Collaborate CIC on the new leadership and changing demands on local government leadership

From technocratic managerial leadership to empathy, collaboration and emotional intelligence and recognising that "place" is not what it used to be...Read more

PODCAST: Lauren Lucas of Local Government Information Unit on barriers to women entering local government

Barriers include sexism; sexual harassment; lack of "voice", and structural issues like pensions, childcare and evening meetings plus occasionally stubbornly incumbent male councillors...Read more

PODCAST: RealityBites #08 government investment in battery operated houses, smart grid, flattening the spikes in energy demand

CLICK RED/WHITE ARROW to listen to the one where Andy describes a smart grid future and the Government invests a quarter of a billion pounds in his vision....Read more

PODCAST: Driverless, electric, delivery vans promise much for local and social services

William Sachiti has just launched the Kar-Go which will, he says, slash the cost of making deliveries and make the delivery of smaller, lower-value packages more viable....Read more

PODCAST: RealityBites #05 Andy Bates & Joe Tibbetts asking "Is laughter really infectious?"

The one where a virus nearly kills off Joe just as another virus takes down the NHS and (king of the glass-half-full) Andy Bates finds a surprising amount of good cheer among the talk of armageddon...Read more

Councils must manage low level airspace for security and profit

Local government will be forced to manage their own airspace for security purposes. However they will also be able to monetise the licensing of access to the drone-zone above their places...Read more

PODCAST: RealityBites #04 Andy makes some predictions and Joe finds true north

Connected Local Government Live 2017 packed programme

PODCAST: We need to build around 100,000 more homes each year. Will it ever happen?