Future Places - LGC Awards 2021
This award is open to a single council or where appropriate a partnership of councils, or a council-owned company. Private sector partners can enter on a council’s behalf, with the permission of the council itself.
This award is for councils that have worked creatively with technology to make the area they serve more prosperous, ‘liveable’ and resilient in the face of likely social, economic, demographic, political or environmental trends.
The Future Places Award recognises councils which are using emerging technologies to work with partners and the public to make their areas more sustainable and/or healthier, less congested, more connected and prosperous. Entries may take account of how Covid-19 has changed the business of places but this is not a requirement.
Submissions should focus on:
- A clear view of the challenges faced in the local area;
- Demonstrating that this is a place-based project, which can be replicated in other locations;
- Demonstrating any contribution to Net Zero carbon ambitions;
- Contribution towards economic success/prosperity
- Explaining how the council collaborated with local technology companies and providers.
Award entries will be judged upon:
- The levels of creativity and ambition demonstrated;
- The clarity of the roadmap showing how the council is overcoming the challenge in question;
- The potential for replication elsewhere;
- The depth of partnership working exhibited and collaboration with communities and local technology companies;
- Evidence that the work in question will make positive contributions in areas such as carbon reduction, job creation and the overall success of UK businesses.