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International local government news 09.07.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global

AI and the council: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and resources on how local governments are using the latest developments in artificial intelligence to streamline their processes and better support their residents. Examples this week come from Taiwan, Australia, Canada and England.

Global

Election staff need more resources and our support

Elections staff in the UK – through extraordinary perseverance and dedication – have managed, yet again, to work against a system that is increasingly unfit for purpose, and deliver a successful general election.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Carlow County Council’s Sustaining the Arts Award

This article from Carlow County Council showcases their Borris Lace by Post and Borris Lace Exchange projects, which were awarded the Sustaining the Arts award at the 2023 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The projects not only provided a wonderful creative outlet for the community but also mitigated social and rural isolation during…

Ireland

International local government news 02.07.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global

Climate action: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and news from around the globe highlighting some of our favourite climate policies and approaches featured on SmartCitiesWorld this year, as well as some of the more major climate data and reports from recent months.

Global

Taste Cumbria Food Festival: Boosting local economy and showcasing regional talent

The Taste Cumbria food festival, initiated in 2010 to revitalise Cockermouth post-floods, has significantly grown. This case study explores how the council has leveraged local businesses and tourism to showcase Cumbrian culture. Expanding across towns, the festival boosts the economy, with the 2022 event generating almost £2m. Future plans include further expansion.

England & Wales With case study