Global Local: call for examples and case studies, May 2023


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Our Global Local bulletin highlights local solutions to global challenges, with a different theme each week offering critical insights, policy suggestions and case studies. We love hearing what our subscribers are up to, and the successes and challenges they’ve experienced in policy or projects.

As such, we’re looking for your insights on our upcoming editions. If you can tell us about these topics, please get in touch and we can help you craft an effective case study.


Support for victims of crime/trauma-based services, May 16th:

Although primarily an issue for police and the criminal justice system, local government has an important role in supporting the victims of crime. We’d like to hear about the approaches you’ve taken pride in to support your residents who have fallen victim to crime, from funding victim support services, to crime-prevention campaigns, to backing community initiatives.

Sister/twin cities and towns, May 23rd: 

The idea of twin towns and sister cities dates back to the 800s and is widely used today to promote cultural, political, economic and commemorative ties. We’re looking for case studies of your sister relationships with towns across the globe, both historically and in the present day.

Citizen science, May 30th:

For this edition, we’re looking for examples of citizen science projects you’ve organised or how you’ve promoted citizen science in your local area. Have you found citizen-led data collection projects have led to a greater understanding of your local environment? Has citizen science led to improve public engagement and awareness of local issues? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Rural 20 minute neighbourhoods, June 13th:

Can the idea of walkable neighbourhoods extend to our more rural places? Is it feasible for people living in more regional and rural areas to have their daily needs and wants met within a 20 minute round trip? How can we better promote walking, pedestrianisation and active travel in environments historically more dependent on the car? We’re looking for big ideas and initiatives you’re taking to make the countryside feel more accessible.

Food policy councils, June 20th:

Popular in North America and increasingly in Europe, food policy councils have begun to facilitate sustainable food system governance activities among local stakeholders, and act as an alternative to conglomerate food companies. With their focus on sustainable outcomes and democratic processes, we want to know how these councils have operated in practice. We’d love to hear your experience of participating or operating food policy councils in your local area.

Tourism, June 27th:

For this edition, we’d looking to hear from local authorities responsible for regions dependent on tourism and how it affects your residents in the busy and off seasons. We’re looking for perspectives on hot button issues like tourism tax, second homes and short-term rental lets.

Coastal management, July 4th: 

We’re looking for insight on how your coastal management teams balance the risk to life, property and environment caused by coastal erosion, alongside perspectives on advising new and existing developments on your coastline and managing the threats of flooding.

Your experiences welcome!

We’re always eager to hear from our local government colleagues on anything you’re doing or ideas you’d like us to cover. Let us know!

If you have a story to share, please get in touch. You can submit content through our online suggestion box or get in touch directly by emailing  Perhaps you already have something written up or maybe you’d like help constructing a case study? Either way, we’d love to hear from you.