Events and training

Future of local government

Presentations are available on this page for the following events:

There are separate pages for presentations from these conferences:

Vision Zero - Safety In Seattle Workshop with Dongho Chang

Dongho Chang, the City Traffic Engineer for Seattle, shared his experience in implementing practical, innovative approaches to road safety and explain the application of Seattle’s leading-edge pedestrian/bicycle safety assessment tool at this one-off workshop in March 2019.

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National Local Government Conference: Reinvent.LGov

This conference, held in April 2018, as a skills development event where participants found out about innovations and community-first initiatives from councils from around Australia.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations.

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Rebooting Democracy National Tour

Cormac Russell, author, social explorer and Director of Asset-Based Community Development in Europe and USA, brings experience of working at all levels of local government in 35 countries over the last 21 years, to this most vexing of questions: how can we reboot democracy? In November and December 2017, Mr Russell toured the country discussing that question.

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Hacktivation: Transforming Local Government in the Innovation Era

This two-day innovation conference in March 2017 was made up of lead case studies for big change innovation and community first Australian councils and a series of interactive workshops on innovation modelling process, and real life council transformation challenges. Other featured workshops included; PechaKucha and GovHACK, and workshops on council transformation challenges, journey mapping, and national local government innovations awards.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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Adelaide - Lighthouse City for Innovation - Anil Menon excerpt

Innovation at Yarra Ranges - Goals and Purpose

Sunshine Coast Hackfest 2016

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2019 Future of Local Government Summit

The annual Future of Local Government Summit is held in May every year. It brings together experts from around the world to share their views on the influences shaping local government and the opportunities this can create for Victorian councils and their communities. It has been running since 2005.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and a video.

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New York City Charter Revision: Creating a Citywide Participatory Budgeting Process

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2018 Future of Local Government Summit

The annual Future of Local Government Summit is held in May every year. It brings together experts from around the world to share their views on the influences shaping local government and the opportunities this can create for Victorian councils and their communities. It has been running since 2005.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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Advancing community-led governance: the latest from Britain and Canada:
Graham Sansom, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney

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2017 Future of Local Government Summit

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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Thames-Coromandel District Council, NZ - Community empowerment

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2016 Future of Local Government Summit

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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Devolution, public service reform and economic growth - Barry Quirk, CEO of Lewisham Council, London

The UK local government journey: Where to now? - Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association of the UK

2015 Future of Local Government Summit

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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Community enpowerment in council decision-making - David Hammond, CEO of Thames-Coromandel District Council, NZ

Engaging your community in city council decision making - Dr Paul Leistner, Neighborhood Program Coordinator for the City of Portland, Oregon, USA

Re-imagining government in the digital age - Barry Quirk, CEO of Lewisham Council, London, UK

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2014 Future of Local Government Summit

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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2018 Sustainable Communities National Summit

The Sustainable Communities National Summit was held in September 2018. It explores challenges and strategies for the transition to environmentally sustainable and citizen-led communities.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations.

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2017 Sustainable Communities National Summit

The inaugural Sustainable Communities National Summit was held in September 2017. It explores challenges and strategies for the transition to environmentally sustainable and citizen-led communities.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations and videos.

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The New Joneses Pop-up

Power in Our Hands - Rob Hopkins

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Innovation as Leadership in Local Government

This conference, which was held in October 2014, challenged delegates to rethink how councils function from the inside out, and re-imagine how public services can help strengthen communities and improve quality of life.

Information presented at the event is available below in the form of presentations.

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Tactical urbanism and better blocks masterclass (March 2015)

Jason Roberts from Better Block, USA and Lucinda Hatley from CoDesign Studio, together with Victoria Walks held a masterclass on tactical urbanism and rapid placemaking on 24 March 2015.

They provided insights and information on tools for building better neighbourhoods quickly and simply.

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