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Jan 31, 2019

As awareness grows of the environmental, even existential, consequences of our take/make/use/throw approach to resources, minds are focusing on the benefits of a ‘circular economy’ in which materials and manufactured goods are routinely recycled and re-used, and not just once.

Our panel members welcome the Strategy,...

Jan 31, 2019

This wide ranging discussion provides an excellent primer for those vaguely aware of, for example, legalization in Canada and some states in the US, the row about medical use of cannabis, and reports of police services these days ‘turning a blind eye’.

The conversation covers:

  • Pros and cons of legalization
  • Why many...

Jan 21, 2019

CLGdotTV will be talking with Beth regularly in 2019, and with some of the SMEs she mentors, to better understand the difficulties innovators face in getting their good ideas taken up by public sector organisations.

In this introductory conversation, Beth suggests there is general acceptance in the NHS and elsewhere the...

Jan 21, 2019

Project Manager Laura Folkers of the Worcestershire Office of Data Analytics, and Charlotte Shepard Information Officer for Redditch & Bromsgrove Councils, one of the partners, discuss the project approach and anticipated outcomes.

WODA has been awarded £57,500 from the Local Digital Fund for a discovery project to...

Jan 17, 2019


OpenStreetMap is a global project whose aspirations to ‘map the planet’ – because maps & data created by government agencies are not always free to use - were dismissed as ‘impossible’ when OSM started just over a decade ago.

Built by a community of GIS professionals, humanitarians, community activists and...