Connected localism: a collection of essays

Thanks to Matthew Gatehouse for pointing out this recent article in the Guardian: “Connecting citizens is the way forward for public services“, written by Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit. Not news for colleagues and co-production practitioners, but another piece that helps build the case for co-pro. So, to be celebrated!

The article references “Connected Localism”, a collection of essays published this week by the Local Government Information Unit. The document is available for download at

“Connected localism is proposed as a way of thinking and doing that builds on the creativity and civic energy of local people and connects it to a dynamic network of innovation and strategic governance.”

It might not be labelled as co-production, but as we always say, we’re not attached to the word but to the principles. And this is very clearly going in the right direction.



About noreencopro

Used to work on Co-production Wales, now somewhere else. Direct any queries to Ruth Dineen on coproductionwales [at] gmail [dot] com.

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