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The World of

The world of
Learning Cities, Towns and Regions

The world of Learning Organisations

The world of
Lifelong Learning Schools

The world of the Lifelong Learning University

The world of
Lifelong Learning in Adult Education

The world of
Learning Materials

The World of
LONG LEARN Workshops on Lifelong Learning
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Learning Cities and Regions will not happen unless their employees, stakeholders and citizens become co-creators in their growth and development’

(Prof Norman Longworth)


The Challenge

  • To increase knowledge of the learning city/learning region concept among local and regional authority staff
  • To relate this knowledge and its implications to their own local and regional authority
  • To determine their further learning needs so that this can be incorporated into continuous personal and professional development programmes
  • To find and/or develop learning materials that will satisfy the needs

The Method

  • Develop an interactive learning needs analysis audit tool suitable for local and regional Authorities
  • Liaise with local authorities and administer the audit under agreed guidelines
  • Research and analyse the results (Learning needs)
  • Research and find the learning materials
  • Deliver seminars and help establish continuous improvement programmes

Target groups

  • Managers and decision-makers in local and regional authorities
  • Professionals, administrators and other staff at all levels in city and regional departments
  • City, Regional and Community leaders including elected representatives
  • Managers and staff in stakeholder organisations

This ground-breaking project is now complete.

It has high-lighted the enormous need for the inclusion of materials on learning cities and regions in continuous professional development programmes for all managers, administrators and councillors in local government - and for new ways of delivering it.
The active learning materials on this website will go a long way towards satisfying this need.


To see the executive summary please click here (72KB)

To see the full Lilara report please contact m.osborne@educ.gla.ac.uk