Iowa City created the "Iowa City Matters" podcast to provide residents with a new and intuitive method of learning about their community and engaging with current events. The podcast covers a variety of topics such as historic preservation, police-intervention tactics, climate change, etc. It serves as an alternative to local news networks and helps clarify misconceptions about prevalent topics in the city. The podcast also hosts relevant guest experts for each special issue.
London Borough of Haringey developed the Haringey Procurement and Contract System (HPCS) portal to advertise procurement opportunities not covered by the Council's Dynamic Purchasing Systems. Any suppliers active within the past 18 months were automatically registered while inactive or new suppliers must complete the accreditation process. Users receive customized alerts for council contract opportunities based on their selected Goods, Works or Services categories.
London Borough of Haringey partnered with adam HTT to developed its Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to proactively support local businesses. The Council uses this electronic procurement tool for professional services, minor works, adult care, temporary accommodations, parks, leisure, and transport. The DPS allows suppliers, who have completed a one-time accreditation process, to bid for local opportunities within their service category.