Dublin City Council has won The Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) Awards for 2012 in two categories – Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative and Best Public Park 2012. Kilbarrack Fire Station’s Green Plan won the Best Environmentally Friendly Initiative category. The award recognises the pioneering work achieved in writing and implementing the Green Plan for Kilbarrack Fire Station, the main location for the Green Plan in Dublin Fire Brigade. The Green Plan is a total re-think on the way Fire Stations consume energy and water.
Poppintree Park, a regional park for the North West Area, won the Award for Best Public Park 2012. The Park is a sustainable urban park regeneration project – managing natural systems and recreation in a safe, educational and enjoyable environment. The park gives opportunities for play, sport, contact with nature and socialising and is a community asset for raising the quality of life and biodiversity.
Dublin City Council won the LAMA Award for The Most Innovative Local Authority in leading www.dublinked.ie. This is the first regional open data website in Ireland, recently launched by partners in the four Dublin Local Authorities and NUI Maynooth with technology provided by IBM. Open access to government owned data is set to revolutionise how entrepreneurs convert raw data into valuable digital products and services. Dublin’s unique physical, social and economic infrastructure and geography makes it an attractive place to start new products and services.