News Type: Blog Post


The unbearable guilt of World Book Day eve

LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler has some serious World Book Day guilt and a lot of unread books.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Wexford County Council’s communication boards: Chambers Ireland’s 2020 Disability Services Provision award winner

With universal accessibility in mind for Wexford’s brand new public park, the Wexford County Council collaborated with the community and with speech and language experts to develop an interactive communication board for the park’s new playground area, winning them the Disability Service Provision award at Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government awards 2020.

Ireland Blog Post Blog

Turning keys to prevent homelessness at Fife council

Gavin Smith, Service Manager at Housing Access and Homelessness, Fife Council, tells us about how Fife’s approach united teams from Housing, Building Services and Support Services under the common aim of preventing a homelessness crisis, and embedded a culture going forward that focuses on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan priorities and service redesign.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Stopping Doing Harm to our Town Centres

Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling, tells us about the Town Centre Action Plan Report and its recommendations for reinventing town centres.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Place and wellbeing after the pandemic

In a new project funded by Research England, the Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit are working together to understand how a public policy agenda oriented towards “wellbeing” and “place-shaping” is faring amid the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Limerick City & County Council’s ‘Putting your house in order’: winner of the Chambers Ireland Age Friendly Initiative award 2020

In late 2019, following discussions between Limerick Age Friendly Programme and The Irish Hospice Foundation, Limerick City & County Council decided to launch “Putting Your House in Order”; a series of workshops for attendees to explore end-of-life preferences for topics such as care, finance, and legal arrangements.

Ireland Blog Post Blog

Engaging children in placemaking

How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a  placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion: Chambers Ireland 2020 Sustainable Environment award winners

Winning the Chambers Ireland Excellence in local government award for Sustainable Environment was Wicklow County Council’s Relove Fashion competition, a project encouraging secondary school students in Ireland to forge an interest in reuse and sustainability, and to rethink their approach to fashion. In this blog, they tell us more about the initiative.

Ireland Blog Post Blog

Perspectives on the 20-minute neighbourhood – progress around the world

While the concept of the 20-minute neighbourhood has gained traction in recent years, where in the world has taken steps to achieve a practical application? This blog looks at global progress on achieving the model, looking at Melbourne, Paris, Seoul and more.

Global Blog Post Blog