Joining the debate
There will be five propositions for debate at the Solace Summit 2011, each with a facilitator to help shape the conversations. They’ll be adding their commentary on this blog over the coming weeks. By clicking on the links below you’ll be taken to a page that summarises each proposition and provides a list of what they’ve already said.
Proposition 1: The times are changing
David Clark, director of Solace Enterprises Ltd, leads a debate about how the shifting focus for local government is changing local government.
Proposition 2: Local government is a public health organisation
Phil Swann, programme director of Shared Intelligence, facilitates a conversation about whether local government should return to its core responsibility of public health.
Proposition 3: Put democracy back into Localism
Founder of the Democratic Society, Anthony Zacharzewski, chairs a debate about the importance of democracy in localism. Click on the posts below to join the debate.
Proposition 4: Public Services in a Networked World
Carrie Bishop of Future Gov, leads a debate that will consider what skills and
behaviours local government leaders will need to flourish in the networked world.
Proposition 5: Local government can drive local economic growth
Catherine Howe, chief executive of Public-i, chairs a discussion focusing on the role of the modern local authority in driving growth and create a framework for action at local and national levels.