Last month, Camden Council became the 54th member of New Local’s network of councils. Director Nick Kimber explores how community power is helping to build a better borough, and why learning and sharing with peers is more vital than...

28th June, 2021


Balancing short-term and long-term political and financial pressures with the imperative to respond meaningfully to the climate emergency.

25th May, 2021


Pivoting from the short-term emergency response to Covid-19 towards long-term organic community development.

24th February, 2021


How to build relationships with Whitehall and present persuasive evidence to civil servants.

22nd February, 2021


Avoiding a drift back to old norms and ways of working, addressing exclusion and preserving accountability.

15th February, 2021


Creating partnerships to maximise impact on jobs, and how to match skills to opportunities.

8th December, 2020


How to create a sense of shared purpose and navigate each partner's different objectives and cultures.

9th November, 2020


How to build a shared agenda and tackle big decisions with elected members.

22nd September, 2020


Experiences of engaging communities - both successes and initiatives that didn't work as well as hoped.

15th June, 2020


How to identify what to measure and get buy-in for assessing impact.

30th April, 2020


Exploring how to manage demand using insights from behavioural science.

13th December, 2019


How to overcome common challenges and think strategically when implementing climate change policy.

4th December, 2019


Insights of changing organisational cultures in councils from chief executives.

29th November, 2019


Exploring the importance of prototyping in developing an innovation.

28th November, 2019


How does the design of the places we live, work and play shape our health and sense of belonging?

29th October, 2019


Exploring how councils are working to tackle loneliness.

14th March, 2019


Exploring the development of partnerships between local authorities and social investors.

29th December, 2018


Exploring the work of local government around local renewable energy generation.

18th October, 2018


Exploring the pros and cons of joint ventures, wholly-owned housing delivery companies and council-led delivery.

29th July, 2018


Exploring how different councils have approached co-production: where users are equally responsible for shaping a service.

29th May, 2018


Exploring how councils are measuring social value and the impact this can have on procurement processes.

29th January, 2018


Exploring how councils are approaching inclusive growth in practice.

29th November, 2017


Exploring how councils can make use of behavioural insights.

20th October, 2017