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Can you help us explore commissioning of public services?

Would you be willing to spend up to 30 minutes completing a survey to explore how commissioning and contracting can be made to work in the best interests of the people and communities who rely on public services? We need the views of public sector commissioners and social sector providers. In addition to policy drivers such as the Government’s Open Public Services White Paper and the localism and ‘Big Society’ agendas, it is likely that the quest for savings in an age of austerity will mean that the expansion of external commissioning by the public sector is set to continue. However, as contracts become increasingly complex, for example by using ...

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The “emerald green age of cities”

Regeneration for Scotland’s Future: European Perspectives How can we create ‘the emerald green age of cities’ in Scotland? What can Scottish towns and cities learn from pioneers like Freiburg in Germany? 20 regeneration practitioners from all over Scotland, including entrepreneurs, local government officials, academics and young professionals, tackled these and other questions in the first ‘Regeneration for Scotland’s future’ webinar. The webinars are an experimental series of online discussions funded by Scottish government and organised by Shared Intelligence. Andrea Philipp, a Consultant at Aiforia, based in Freiburg Germany started our discussion. Saying no to nuclear Frieburg’s journey to urban sustainability began back in the 1970s with the proposal to construct ...

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