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Managing Change

Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: OECD

Governing regional development policy is a complex task. The environment is characterised by vertical inter-dependencies between levels of government, horizontal relationships among stakeholders in multiple sectors, and a need for partnership between public and private actors. In this context, effective governance requires a flexible mechanism fo ....

Hawkesbury harvest - a multifunctional agriculture model for regional rural development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mason, David
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Across Australia there is growing policy emphasis on developing the resilience capacity of farmers, farming families and rural communities to deal with increasing climate and economic variability and uncertainty. Innovative ideas and concepts arise out of concern for the future of things people think is important to their quality o ....

Helping hands to grow small towns: the role of town coordinators in facilitating change

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Gaff, Suzette
  • Journal Name: Regional Policy and Practice
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Paper summarising a panel discussion presented to the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association. Conference (23rd: 1999: Newcastle, NSW). Report Location ....

Helping Regions Impacted by Natural Disaster to Recover and Renew: policy brief

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

The economic and business components of the disaster recovery process are often misunderstood, leading to poor outcomes for the affected community.    Natural disaster recovery policy needs to reflect recovery processes and the individual needs of each community in order to achieve improved outcomes. This requires policy tha ....

High technology policy in the Alpes-Maritimes and in British Columbia: Two cases of adapting regional economies to globalization

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: van den Hoven, Adrian
  • Journal Name: Journal of Canadian Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.4
  • Publisher: Trent University
  • Published Location: Peterborough, Canada
  • Country: France, Canada
  • State/Region: Alpes-Maritimes, British Columbia

The main problem with building Sophia Antipolis, however, did not lie in the different conceptions of the A-M departmente and Pierre Lafitte, but in the geography of the region. The A-M is a big department that consists mainly of a mountainous region that is difficult to access. The population is concentrated largely along the coastline ....

How Regions Grow: Trends and Analysis

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 978-92-64-03945-2

This Policy Brief discusses how innovation and other growth factors are linked to geography, explaining why some regions grow while others do not. It also suggests that comparative advantages and complementarities across regions will help ensure that growth in one place produces benefits elsewhere. Report Location ....

How to make a city great: A review of the steps city leaders around the world take to transform their cities into great places to live and work

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Shannon Bouton, David Cis, Lenny Mendonca, Herbert Pohl, Jaana Remes, Henry Ritchie, Jonathan Woetzel
  • Publisher: McKinsey & Company

What makes a great city? It is a pressing question because by 2030, 5 billion people—60 percent of the world’s population—will live in cities, compared with 3.6 billion today, turbo-charging the world’s economic growth. But for the leaders who govern cities, the challenges are tough. Those in many developing nations have to cope with urba ....

Identification of opportunities to support structural adjustment in the Latrobe Valley region

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Fairbrother, P; Snell, D; Cairns, G; Bamberry, L; Tyler, M; Pape, M; Rioux, C; Carroll-Bell, S; Suraci, S
  • Publisher: Centre For Sustainable Organisations and Work
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report presents the key findings of a project on the opportunities for investment and job growth in the Latrobe Valley. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Impact of water scarcity in Australia on global food security in an era of climate change

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Qureshi, M Ejaz; Hanjra, Munir A; Ward, John
  • Journal Name: Food Policy
  • Journal Number: 38
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Published Location: Kidlington, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03069192
  • Country: Australia

Australia is a major food exporting country. Recent droughts reduced dryland farming production and the volume of water allocated to irrigated agriculture, with a resulting decline in aggregate agricultural production and exports. This paper analyses the possible impact of increased water scarcity on Australian agricultural production and the mag ....

Indicators of community vulnerability and adaptive capacity across the Murray– Darling Basin—a focus on irrigation in agriculture

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Nyree Stenekes, Robert Kancans, Lucy Randall, Rob Lesslie, Richard Stayner, Ian Reeve, Michael Coleman
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

There are many changes occurring in rural and regional communities in the Murray-DarlingBasin as a result of climate change, water availability, water trading, global markets, populationmovements and ongoing social changes. Basin communities will respond to and be affected bya range of these drivers in combination with their adaptive capacity, re ....

Industry Adjustment to Policy Reform – A case study of the Australian dairy industry

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: David Harris
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741511739
  • Country: Australia

The Australian dairy industry has recently experienced a policy reform that involved the over-night removal of all price support mechanisms. It was an unusual event because policy changes are usually phased-in or announced with several years warning. In this case farmers had limited time to prepare for the effects of the reform. Consequently the ....

Innovation in Local Government: Defining the Challenge, Making the Change

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Evans, Mark; Aulich, Chris; Howard, Anne; Peterson, Megan; Reid, Richard
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A Better Practice Guide about innovation and change in Australian local government and how such concepts might be practically considered within the sector. Report LocationClick here to access the full report ....

Institutionalizing culture: The role of culture in lessening vulnerability in Vietnam, Brazil and Cameroon

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mehler, Brian P.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Georgetown University
  • Published Location: United States -- District of Columbia
  • ISBN: 9781124611105
  • Country: Vietnam, Brazil, Cameroon

The theoretical discourse in development studies has struggled with how to integrate cultural practices into development programs in a prominent way. This thesis offers a rearticulation of culture as "cultural institutions" in order to apply conceptual renderings of culture to the more formalized literature concerning institutional deve ....

Intentional innovation communities: Strengthening innovation performance in the northern inland region of NSW

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Thomas, Philip; Adapa, Sujana; Davies, Elizabeth; Fortunato, Michael; Alter, Theodore
  • Journal Name: Extension Farming Systems Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In order to overcome the challenges and make best use of the emerging opportunities in regional Australia, it is important that the adaptive potential of the region is identified, tapped and deployed with purpose. The goal of creating a prosperous and sustainable future for regional Australia requires sustained leadership, creativi ....

Internal migration and Australia's agricultural regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Matthew Tonts
  • Journal Name: Dialogue
  • Journal Number: Vol.24, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Australia's inland agricultural areas have experienced steady population decline over the past 40 years, largely as a result of structural adjustment in agriculture, policy reform, service and infrastructure rationalisation, and diminishing employment opportunities. This article provides an overview of the patterns and processes of ....

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