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Innovation Science and Technology

Broadband policy and rural and cultural divides in Australia

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Scott Ewing, Ellie Rennie and Julian Thomas
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Country: Australia

The example of Australian broadband policy touches on a central concern of digital divide debates, namely the relationship between socio-economic factors and internet adoption, which scholars and experts have long argued determine the digital divide, leading them to conclude that infrastructure provision will not, on its own, solve the problems c ....

Building Competitive Regions: Strategies and Governance

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264009462

In recent years, the main focus of territorial policy has been on sustaining growth, not only to address relative decline, but also to make regions more competitive. Putting this in practice is complicated because different regions have different characteristics (urban, intermediate, industrial, rural, etc.), which imply specific policy and inves ....

Building the Peel's digital future

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Explor Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Publisher: Explor Consulting Pty Ltd, RDA Peel
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Peel region is one of the fastest growing and most geographically diverse regions of Western Australia. The five local governments of the Peel are determined to build a prosperous, socially inclusive and sustainable future for their communities. The advent of the National Broadband Network and the potential of other digital technologies prese ....

Bush telegraph: improving outcomes for rural and remote patients with chronic heart failure

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Tonkin, A; Krum, H; Piterman, L
  • Journal Name: Australian Family Physician
  • Journal Number: Vol. 33, No. 1-2
  • Country: Australia

Given the public health burden of chronic heart failure (CHF) within the community, difficulties in patient access to health services in rural and remote areas, and the relative high morbidity and mortality of this disease, new strategies are urgently required. However, the allocation of health care resources in rural areas makes d ....

Can the participatory evaluation of new communication technology initiatives assist in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Lennie, J; Simpson, L; Hearn, G
  • Journal Name: 2002 International Evaluation Conference: Evaluation in Practice - Making a Difference
  • Country: Australia

This presentation first addresses the role of new communication and information technologies (C and ITs) in building sustainable and inclusive rural communities; factors in community adoption and use of C and IT initiatives; the role of participatory planning and evaluation in making C and IT initiatives more sustainable and succes ....

Canada must make broadband infrastructure a priority [Information deficit: Canadian Solutions 2001]

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Matear, Maggie
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Communication
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.4
  • Publisher: Canadian Journal of Communications Corporation
  • Published Location: Toronto, Canada
  • State/Region: Ontario

Maggie Matear is the Director of Operations for the Northeastern Ontario Communications Network (NEOnet), a northern Ontario community-based network. She co-ordinates a non-profit strategic planning "gateway organization" for community capacity building in the information, communication, and technology (ICT) sectors. As advocates, facil ....

Challenging the Creative Class: Innovation, 'Creative Regions' and Community Development

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Richard Florida's theory of the 'creative class', new regionalism's emphasis on regional networks for innovation, and the business literature on the so-called 'new' or 'networked' economy, all point to the important link between creative thinking and economic success for regions. Out of this intellectual climate have come the curre ....

Cities and Communities that Work: Innovative Practices, Enabling Policies

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Bradford, Neil
  • Publisher: Canadian Policy Research Network
  • Published Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Neil Bradford argues that innovation – applying the best ideas in a timely fashion to emergent problems – is an urgent priority in the private, public, and voluntary sectors. At the same time, he notes that, attention is increasingly being paid to those cities which demonstrate an institutional capacity to engage in collaborative learning pro ....

Climag: issue 5

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Climate Variability in Agriculture Research and Development Program
  • Country: Australia

This issue of 'Climag' outlines CSIRO research on the effects of climate variability in the future which is forecast to influence the frequency of temperature extremes, and affect regional rainfall patterns and available soil moisture. Other reports in this issue include an article highlighting the need to integrate science and onfarm&n ....

Clustering for Knowledge Regional Development in North-Western Romania

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Maniu, Mircea T
  • Journal Name: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai. Studia Europaea
  • Journal Number: Vol.57, No.1
  • Publisher: Journal Studia Europaea
  • Published Location: Cluj-Napoca City, Romania
  • Country: Romania

This research starts from the analysis of Romania's regional development policy over the last few years, while introducing the argument of creating poles of growth, genuine innovative clusters, according to schemes that have been validated within the European Union. The research horizon is comprised within the realities noticed in the N ....

Community voice: a new electronic communication model for local communities: a web development handbook for rural, regional and micro-communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Knox, Ian
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741511429
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Despite provision of funding to support the establishment of online communities, web sites and regional web portals in regional and rural communities, many projects fail or stall once the initial funding has been expended. This publication is intended for use by community groups to develop their own Internet communications strategy ....

Connecting the Hunter: A regional approach to infrastructure

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: RDA Hunter
  • Publisher: RDA Hunter
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Connecting the Hunter is the first in a series of short papers aimed at establishing a regional approach to Hunter growth strategies. It does not provide details or analysis of infrastructure proposals. Instead, it recognises that infrastructure – water, energy, communications and transport – has a complex relationship with ec ....

Connecting with Communities: How Local Government is Using Social Media to Engage with Citizens

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Howard, Anne
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780987387707
  • Country: Australia

This report examines how Australian local government is adopting and using social media. Social media refers to a wide range of tools (such as Twitter and Facebook) that enable people and organisations to communicate using internet-based technologies, including smart phones. Social media enables a two-way communication, allowing people ....

Connecting, informing and empowering our communities: Remote Indigenous radio in the Northern Peninsula area

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ian Watson
  • Journal Name: Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy
  • Journal Number: Issue 148
  • Publisher: University of Queensland, School of Journalism and Communication
  • Published Location: Nathan QLD
  • ISBN: 1329-878X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This study provides an insight into the role and functions of a remote Indigenous radio station that broadcasts to five communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Cape York, Queensland. It evaluates the activities of NPA Radio in the context of previous research that investigates how community-based media forms empower and inform specifi ....

Consumer e-Health: An Overview of Research Evidence and Implications for Future Policy

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hordern, Antonia; Georgiou, Andrew; Whetton, Sue; Prgomet, Mirela
  • Journal Name: Health Information Management Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 40, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Consumer e-health is rapidly becoming a fundamental component of healthcare. However, to date only provisional steps have been taken to increase our understanding of how consumers engage with e-health. This study, an interpretive review, assessed the evidence about consumer use of e-health and identified five categories that encomp ....

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