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APSE Northern Ireland Seminar - Sustainable Development and the role of local authorities

The Sustainable Development Duty

Nichola Creagh, Acting Director, DoE 


Sustainability – lessons from Wales

Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures 


How do you prove it?

Prof Jim Kitchen, Director, Sustainable NI 


Case Study 1 – Sustainability, integration and community planning in Ards and North Down

Patricia Mackey, Community Planning Manager, Ards and North Down Borough Council


Case Study 2 – Here’s one I prepared earlier – lessons from Belfast

Clare McKeown, Sustainable Development manager, Belfast City Council


Case Study 3 – Sustainable Development Action Plans as a path to biodiversity gains – experience from Antrim and Newtownabbey

Lindsay Houston, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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