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International local government news 04.06.24

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

Fingal County Council’s ‘3D/Virtual Reality Models of Public Realm Projects’

This article, as part of our series showcasing 2023 Chambers Ireland winners, explores Fingal County Council’s innovative 3D model web-viewer and VR experience revolutionising public consultation for public realm planning. This approach addresses challenges associated with traditional public consultation, fostering citizen engagement in shaping sustainable and inclusive spaces.

Ireland

Flood mitigation in Waltham Forest, London: Innovative flood resilience efforts and sustainable solutions

Waltham Forest Council shares how they are proactively addressing flood risks to the community after experiencing £16m in flood damage in 2021. They have enhanced flood resilience through natural mitigation, road transformation, and household actions, like installing water butts. All while promoting community engagement in one of the most diverse and densely populated London boroughs.

England & Wales With case study

Cottonmill Cycling Centre in St Albans: How a collaborative project revolutionised local facilities

This article provides the granular details surrounding a successful resident-driven initiative to develop a new community centre in St Alban’s greenbelt site. This project not only revitalises a green space but unites a diverse community, offering something for everyone – from sports facilities to cultural spaces. Dive into a story of resilience, innovation, and inclusivity.

England & Wales With case study

International local government news 29.05.24

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

Record number of women set to contest Irish local elections 2024

This article, from See Her Elected, analyses the current landscape for female local election candidates in Ireland, in the lead-up to the 2024 Irish local elections, and highlights how their initiative has created a gateway for women in rural Ireland into local politics.

Ireland

How Ireland’s local elections work

As Ireland prepares for its upcoming local elections, this article unpacks the Single Transferable Vote system in Ireland, highlighting both the system’s benefits for the Irish voter and its complexities particularly for electoral staff.

Ireland