A council like Brighton and Hove has a £750 million budget, 9,000 staff, 273,400 residents and a big remit to make an impact on people's lives through managing a huge range of activities.
These include providing services to vulnerable people; managing school admissions; planning street works; improving community safety, facilitating pothole repairs or providing the environment for local businesses to thrive.
Just about all of these activities happen at, or are delivered to a person at a 'place'. So where are all of these places? How do councils deliver services to them and how are they linked together?