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May 2017

Part 8 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at information technology change and adoption in local government.
As part of the Changing Landscapes research series, Civica engaged UTS:IPPG to discover the latest perspectives from local government professionals about their IT systems.
UTS:IPPG has launched a new postgraduate course in applied policy. Applications are now open for July 2017.
Part 7 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at potential influences on decision-making by elected representatives.
The inaugural UTS:IPPG Postgraduate Scholarship has been awarded to Narrandera Shire Council Deputy Mayor, David Fahey OAM.

April 2017

Part 6 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at urban forests in the public domain.
Part 5 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series evaluates the Fairfield Health Partnership.
Listen: Shadow Minister for Local Government The Hon. Peter Primose and IPPG Director, Professor Roberta Ryan on ABC 702's Mornings with Wendy Harmer.

March 2017

Part 4 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series looks at Local Government botanic gardens' contribution to global plant conservation.
A new discussion paper which reviews the major themes on the role of local government in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st century has been launched by the ARC Linkage Project.
Part 3 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: Urban Design Principles for Creating Public Open Space Master Plans and Their Application to Wagga Wagga’s Riverside Precinct.

February 2017

Part 2 of the UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series: The Challenges of Engaging Communities: Will the Small Rural Voices Be Heard in a Merged Regional Council?
Housing and accommodation; finance and employment; safety and crime and social integration - City of Sydney stakeholders learnt about key findings of the project.
Due for publication in April, 'Local Government in Australia' offers a general introduction to and analysis of the history, theory and public policy of Australian local government systems.
It’s all in the delivery: An exploratory case study focusing on the Coffs Harbour City Council Delivery Program 2010-2016 kicks off our UTS:CLG Graduate Paper Series.

January 2017

UTS:CLG has launched a new $5,000 scholarship designed to support local government professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study.   
UTS:IPPG recently completed a research project about the wellbeing of international students living and studying within the City of Sydney.

December 2016

UTS:CLG has launched a new report about what South Australians value in their local government.
A new report from Civica explores how councils are involving citizens in service design and delivery, and in particular whether co-design approaches are being used.
Free 3-day electronic access from 6 December 2016 on new book Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development.

November 2016

Take the next step in your career with the Master of Local Management, applications for 2017 are now open.
Economies of scope, improved service quality, increased strategic capacity, organisational development - four councils in Tasmania have achieved excellent results through resource sharing.
A new report from Civica Libraries, ‘The Intrinsic Value of Libraries as Public Spaces’, has been launched.
Two UTS:IPPG events - 'The Australian Dream' book launch and an evening seminar were held in late October.

October 2016

The October 2016 ACELG/ UTS:IPPG newsletter showcasing the latest work of UTS:IPPG and UTS:CLG is now available.
UTS:IPPG Professor Alan Morris's new book 'The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians' has been released.

September 2016

UTS:IPPG Director Associate Professor Roberta Ryan was a finalist in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s (Research) Medal for Research Impact category.
Associate Professor Roberta Ryan's new book is due for publication in December 2016.
The UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG) and the Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) have relocated to the UTS Tower Building.
The McKell Institute has released a new report, Giving Local Government the Reboot - Improving the Financial Sustainability of Local Governments.