In these three submissions to the Commission on the Future of Local Government, Involve outlines our thoughts on the role of local governments in building participative, sustainable communities.
The Future of Local Government (submitted December 2011)
Here we’ve argued that citizen participation is fundamental to the sustainable well-being of local communities, and that the democratic mandate remains central to grounding local governance in the needs of those communities. In particular:
View the submission: Involve response to Commission on the Future of Local Government
The role of Elected Members (submitted March 2012)
In this response we provide some specific evidence and commentary in relation to two of the questions posed by the Commission:
Building on the work in Pathways through participation, we make a number of suggestions, such as:
View the submission:Involve response: The role of Elected Members
The economic potential of local government (submitted March 2012)
In this submission (authored by associate Rosalie Callway) we outline three priorities in relation to local government and economic prosperity:
Using a series of case studies, we argue that these require policies which promote public engagement in sustainable economies, build community capital, and enable local ownership.
View the submission: Involve response: The economic potential of local government
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