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2020 Year in Review
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The Improvement Service has published a Year in Review, showing the most popular videos published by the Improvement Service in 2020.

In 2020 the Improvement Service published 107 videos on Youtube. The Year In Review video takes a few minutes from our most viewed videos that were published in 2020 and gives a sense of the topics that were significant to Local Government throughout the year. The video can be viewed as a taste of the video content the Improvement Service produces, and all videos featured can be viewed in full on our top videos of 2020 playlist.

The Covid-19 pandemic and Local Government’s adaptive response to the crisis was a significant part of 2020, and the most viewed Improvement Service videos reflect this. Our most popular webinars touch on the impact of Covid-19 on a variety of topics, including on community wealth building, child poverty, and discussions around reallocating road space to accommodate for social distancing.

In 2020 the Improvement Service also launched its Thought Leadership series, where we bring together experts to explore a wide variety of topics that affect local government, thinking about new ways of working and potential innovations. Two thought leadership videos feature in the Year In Review; Abigail Marks of University of Stirling explains how Covid-19 has changed the nature and location of work, and Simon Roberts and Nick Cassidy, both of the Improvement Service, look at the importance of data, including the need for good data in understanding the impact of the pandemic.

Other popular videos included the relationship between healthy living and place planning, as well as a webinar on the local community pathfinder project that the Improvement Service delivered in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and the Money and Pensions Service.

The Improvement Service frequently posts new content on our Youtube channel, including recordings from conferences, workshops and webinars; case studies and thought pieces; explainer videos and walkthrough tutorials. Visit and subscribe to our channel.

2020 Year in Review