4 Tips to Master Your Waste Engagement

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each American citizen generates an average of 4.9 pounds of waste per day. That’s a lot of waste, especially as the figure increases each year. Despite the EPA reporting a 32% recycling rate across the US in 2023, there’s more to be done to build a greener future.

2023 Year in Review

We’re back and ready for another exciting year at Hello Lamp Post! But, before we look towards the future, we’d like to take a step back and share some of our best moments from the past year. From new project launches to award recognitions, we’ll be showcasing some of our highlights and sharing a glimpse of what’s to come later this year!

How US Cities Can Win The Fight Against Trash

Waste management provides an economic challenge for every town and city in the US. And around the world, for that matter. At the end of the last decade, 82.4% of the US population lived in urban areas. That figure is expected to rise to an estimated 90% by 2050. This means that unless the government can tackle waste management now, the challenges will continue to place growing pressure on communities and the places they live.

If You’re Not Adopting Digital Community Engagement, You’re Missing Out

The way that people communicate and engage with the public sector has never been more collaborative. Digital community engagement is key to widening participation and is allowing communities to be at the forefront of public decision-making. Communities around the world are ready to collaborate with their councils. It’s time for more public sector organisations to join their counterparts who have already adopted these new technologies.

How to Spend Your Welcome Back Fund

Since the start of the pandemic, footfall in some towns and city centres have decreased by up to 70%, and our local businesses are paying the price. The Welcome Back Fund has been introduced to provide councils across England with a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to encourage footfall back to the high street and show support to shops and hospitality businesses, who need the support of consumers now more than ever.

The Importance of Public Participation in Urban Planning

Urban planning attempts to organise socio-spatial relations across different scales of government and governance. The planning process typically has two functions; managing physical development and planning ahead for future growth and development. While these functions appear to focus solely on physical development, they are also concerned with economic, environmental and social needs.

Smart Governance : A Hybrid of Civic Technology IoT and Local Government

The importance of Smart Governance has been recognised as a fundamental necessity of smart cities as it creates a strong link between a government and its citizens. In the case of Hello Lamp Post we focus on how public services are delivered and better inform how governing bodies make their decisions based on the data derived from our playful and innovative solutions.