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* 1. The first of these building blocks is the membership services we provide. We propose to maintain and build on the membership 'offer', with a continuing focus on good communications.

Over the last 12 months, ADEPT has entered into partnerships to create a benchmarking service and a leadership development programme. Would you like to see ADEPT enter similar partnerships to extend the offer to members?

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* 2. At present ADEPT mainly communicates with members via a monthly newsletter. Would you like ADEPT to offer other platforms (e.g. digital forums via the website) to encourage more communication between members with shared interests?

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* 3. The second building block is networking and learning. We will continue to support via the subject / sub-national boards and working groups, the spring and autumn conferences, annual awards dinner, one off workshops and seminars.

Are you satisfied with the current opportunities for networking and learning provided by ADEPT? Are there any other activities you would like ADEPT to consider?

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* 4. As part of improving networking and learning, we propose limited restructuring of the Subject Boards and want to provide policy support where resources allow.

1) Transport Board becomes Transport & Connectivity Board; remit to include road, rail, aviation, digital, utilities
2) Planning, Housing & Regeneration Board becomes Sustainable Growth Board; remit to include skills
3) Environment Board - remit to include air quality
4) Engineering Board - no changes proposed

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* 5. The third building block is research and development. We want to establish an R&D programme which focuses on 'wicked' issues, including the ongoing SMART Places digital innovation research programme but also issues such as sector deals (e.g. highways, wind) and subsidy-free place based services. This is dependent on securing external funding / sponsorship. Do you support this approach?

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* 6. The fourth building block is influencing and policy development. Members have said that they would like to see us take advantage of our broad remit and become the recognised ‘voice of place’. We propose to focus on three strategic cross-cutting priorities for the next 12-24 months:
1) Place-based funding post-Brexit – shaping the detail of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; alternative farm and land management payments; adequate resourcing of councils.
2) Communities and infrastructure - levering effective local partnerships and leadership to deliver good, clean and inclusive growth.
3) Climate change and environment – delivering the ambitions of the 25 Year Environment Plan, promoting climate resilience and adaptation.
Do you agree with these priorities?

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