Why Urban Planning does not work without Strategic Planning in local government.

Why Urban Planning does not work without Strategic Planning in local government.

Urban planning is a complex and intricate process. In the short term, local government administrations have to consider access, education, transport, health, and creating aesthetically appealing spaces with open areas. Many urban planners fall short of considering how their community will look in the future. For the next 10-20 years, strategic planning needs to align […]

Re-thinking Process Mapping For City Managers & CAOs’


Process mapping for all Local Government Leaders  is one of the most strategic ways to identify and represent a task from initiation to successful outcome, providing a visual glimpse into how tasks flow from beginning to completion. Process mapping is increasingly relied on by city managers, and indeed many other governing bodies around the world. […]

How the City of Kingston Implemented & Excelled in Integrated Strategic Planning & Reporting

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Craig Desjardins, City of Kingston, Director of Strategy Innovation and Partnerships, 
Philip Hicks Founder, and CEO of GovernmentFramworks.com in partnership with The City of Kingston showcased their premium strategic planning and reporting tool for local government at the OEMC Conference. This web-based governance tool for CAO’s and Executive Leadership Teams, managers and staff solves the complex […]

Strategic Funds Allocation – Thinking Outside the “Circle” for US City Managers

Thinking outside the circle

In the wake of the global pandemic, many new challenges and obstacles have required creative solutions and strategic funds allocation. It’s little wonder that the recent buzzword has been “unprecedented.” As part of those solutions, state and local governments have had access to unprecedented fund distributions to address the impacts of the pandemic and invest […]

Beyond Integrated Planning and Reporting

We are the creators of the Government Framework© Planning aims to manage how cities, towns and regions grow and change in a way that benefits the public interest. It’s about better outcomes for people, places, the environment and the economy, and therefore deals with livability, sustainability and prosperity. Planning is becoming increasingly essential to how […]

Strategic Planning and Reporting in Local Government

We are the creators of the Government Framework© If I were to ask to you compare the construction of a building to running a local government, you might suggest an analogy detailing the requirements for a strong foundation and a desire to utilize the best workers available. You would not be wrong. If I were […]

Life After the Pandemic and choosing a Strategic Planning Partner

Getting Back to Normal in Countries and Cities with a Strategic Planning Partner Counties and cities across the USA need to consider now what measures can be applied “safely” to stimulate demand, by getting consumers out of their homes and businesses back to work. High unemployment over the next year and reduced revenues for both […]

Planning and Reporting in Local Government

Supporting Department Managers in Local Government Planning and Reporting With a certain move further toward increased accountability and public interface, local government organizations are understanding that planning and reporting are not just checklist items to be ticked off, leading into and closing out each year. Strategic and operational local government planning needs to be accurate, […]

Strategic Planning Software: Are managers adequately defining their strategic plans?

One of the great features of using strategic planning software is the ability to see definitive planning structure within each of your manager’s plans. Strategic planning in management is essential but there are practical limitations to its use. The reasons why people fail in strategic planning emphasise the practical difficulties encountered in planning. Several limits […]

Navigating your strategic planning process in uncertain times.

Status: Next year we have an election, possibly a new CEO, and a new corporate plan. “Let’s wait until the dust settles” is a common response as a cautious approach to the strategic planning process and strategy execution. However, every week you leave your planning can adversely impact you for several weeks, or months before […]