City / Thursday, 12 May, 2016

Leeds City Council

 

Working with external partners is a huge part of LIDA and one notable example is our strategic partnership with Leeds City Council. Policy and Intelligence teams from across the Council have been working with LIDA since we launched in July 2015.

The Council intelligence functions have a permanent base at LIDA enabling them to work closely with LIDA staff on specific projects, such as:

It’s important to note the Council’s decision to form a partnership with LIDA was a bold and forward-thinking step. This progressive thinking and the benefits it has delivered to the Council and the citizens of Leeds were recently acknowledged in a recent report by NESTA which highlighted those councils working at ‘the cutting edge of data-driven local government’.

We’re proud that LIDA is making a significant contribution to this extremely important work.