Local 2.0: How digital technology empowers local communities

Published: May 2012

Author: Mandeep Hothi

Local 2.0 was a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) funded project that aimed to learn how local communities can be empowered through social media and other digital technologies. Between April 2010 and April 2012 we supported communities in three local authority areas of England: testing different tools and methods to learn more about the role that social media and other digital technology plays in connecting and supporting people in low and middle income neighbourhoods.

In this report we bring together the insight from our work, drawing on our practical projects with a number of communities in three areas of the country: Kirklees, Kensington and Chelsea, and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

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