Archives for November 1st, 2002

MAKING THE INTERNET WORK FOR RESIDENTS AND THEIR LANDLORDS

Features, PublicNet: 1 November, 2002

By David Wilcox with David Greenop and Drew Mackie. The Internet and associated technology offers many potential benefits to residents in social housing and to landlords, but delivery is a major challenge. The authors present a picture of new technology in five years time and identify the obstacles, such as scepticism and senior manager’s lack of understanding, which are likely to impede take-up.



RENAISSANCE PROJECT PIONEERS PRAISED AT URBAN SUMMIT

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 November, 2002

Ideas pioneered in 24 English towns and cities for tackling urban problems have been brought together in five new reports – Partners in Urban Renaissance – which are the focus of an Urban Summit taking place in Birmingham.The event, which continues today, has been described as the most important urban regeneration conference ever held in this country. It is looking at all aspects of improving modern town and city life including housing, transport, culture, health, open spaces and jobs.

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COMMISSION REPORT POINTS WAYS TO GOOD PARTNERSHIP WORKING

Headlines, PublicNet: 1 November, 2002

Local Authorities are comfortable working in partnerships, according to the Audit Commission, but it says there are still problems over how much value the arrangements add to the provision of services.The Commission says, too, that more attention needs to be paid to inclusivity and to ensuring the highest standards of probity in partnership working.

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