About The Book
In recent years the environment and structure that define local government have changed dramatically. Those professionals who want to work successfully within this new structure need to understand the system, know the fundamental skills required and be prepared to adapt to using them. Consultants, developers and contractors must understand the processes involved if they are to cooperate effectively with local authorities. Public works: Engineering in local government is a clear and accessible guide to the planning and implementation of public works, describing the system, how it operates, how to work within it and how to achieve the best results.This book defines the infrastructure and policies of local government, the concept of service, the character of public sector organisations, the roles of politicians and professionals and the nature of local democracy.