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Community-based rangeland management and social-ecological resilience of rural Mongolian communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Baival, Batkhishig
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Colorado State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781267361059
  • Country: Mongolia

This research is an attempt to apply a resilience framework to understand how pastoral social-ecological systems respond to change, and the potential role of formal CBRM institutions in this process. The resilience principles of Folke, Colding & Berkes (2003): (1) learning to live with change and uncertainty, (2) nurturing diversity ....

Comparative analysis of rural community pharmacy practice in Western Australia in 2002 and 2006

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Wibowo, Yosi; Berbatis, Constantine G; Joyce, Andrew; Sunderland, VBruce
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 42, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Background: Data are lacking on the characteristics of rural and remote community pharmacies in Western Australia (WA). Aim: To analyse characteristics of community pharmacies and pharmacists in rural WA in 2006 and to compare these with the results of a national survey conducted in 2002. Method: A survey was conducted in 2006 usin ....

Complex adaptive innovation systems : relatedness and transversality in the evolving region

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Cooke, Philip
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 9780415603751

Introduction : co-evolution, complexity and emergence in regional innovation systems What went wrong with the vertical process and policy perspective? What is transversality? The co-evoluttionary origins of transversatlity Transversality and transition in innovation and eco-innovation : towards complex adaptive systems analysis Transition ....

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 ....

Dealing with Extremes: The Lake Boga Follow-up Study - Report on Findings

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Elissa Waters; Fiona McKenzie; Sam Pendergast
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has an interest in understanding how communities cope with, and respond to, social, economic and environmental change. This report outlines the findings of a set of interviews conducted in Lake Boga in early 2011. The interviews were a follow-up to rese ....

Defining decline in the newspaper press: Local responses and national narratives in New South Wales country towns 1945-2006

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Prowse, Louise
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Decline has caused anxiety for Australian country towns. Since World War II, the newspaper press has firmly established that country towns were threatened by decline. Yet media images of decline are not always negative. In fact, many advantages traditionally identified with the ideal country life are ironically dependent on the ver ....

Defining stakeholder roles as a first step to adaptive planning – a local government case study

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: HA Cat, MP Dent
  • Journal Name: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published Location: Barton, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 9780858259119
  • Country: Australia

Narromine and Warren shires are reliant on a water-dependent economy, which is impacted by both water policy and climate change. The prospect of future water reduction under the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan, on top of existing buybacks and climate change projections, prompted the local shires to develop an adaptation plan to prepare for a f ....

Developing tools to support complex infrastructure decision-making

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Baker, Douglas; Muhammad Nateque Mahmood
  • Journal Name: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing, Limited
  • Published Location: Bingley, United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Purpose - The rapidly changing role of capital city airports has placed demands on surrounding infrastructure. The need for infrastructure management and coordination is increasing as airports and cities grow and share common infrastructure frameworks. The purpose of this paper is to document the changing context in Australia, where the ....

Diamonds, pearls and Kimberley girls: without shame in the north-west

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rennie, Ellie; Potts, Jason
  • Journal Name: Griffith Review
  • Journal Number: 36
  • Publisher: Griffith University
  • Country: Australia

ON A HOT October night under a blanket of stars twelve Aboriginal girls strut down a raised catwalk in Broome, vying to claim the title of Kimberley Girl. Behind them a big ‘KG' sign flashes, and they move to the beat of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Local retailers sponsored the resort wear and evening dresses (there are no swimsuits in this parad ....

Distance Decay Functions for Iconic Assets: Assessing National Values to Protect the Health of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Windle, Jill
  • Journal Name: Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: 53.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 09246460
  • Country: Australia

The aim of this study was to estimate the values to protect the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) at the national level and to examine the effects of distance decay on valuation estimates. Two choice-modelling experiments were conducted in six locations: a regional town within the GBR catchment area (Townsville); Brisbane, the state capital ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Gibbons, Christian
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Colorado

n 1987, the City of Littleton, Colorado pioneered an entrepreneurial alternative to the traditional economic development practice of recruiting industries. This demonstration program, developed in conjunction with the Center for the New West, was called "economic gardening." We have had many communities visit us and inquire about the program ove ....

Educational resilience as a quadripartite responsibility: Indigenous peoples participating in higher education via distance education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Willems, Julie
  • Journal Name: Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Considerations of educational resilience are often linked to student participation, retention, and outcomes in distance higher education, in spite of adversity, equity issues, or 'invisible fences' that students may face. This paper further develops the quadripartite model of educational resilience (Willems, 2010; Willems and Reupe ....

Energy for the Regions - Provision of Natural Gas to Murray River Communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: GHD
  • Publisher: Regional Development Victoria
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This project is the first step in determining the feasibility of providing natural gas to Murray River communities. It provides a 'base case assessment', using existing connection points to determine costs and revenue. Its aim is to better understand the project economics and develop a business case. It does not consider alternative technical so ....


  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Collits, Paul
  • Journal Name: Inquiry into the Establishment of Special Economic Zones
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Committee has been asked to inquire into and report on the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) providing state tax and financial incentives to promote economic growth, employment and investment in regional and rural New South Wales. This is a submission into that inquiry. Report Location ....

Ethical research for indigenous people by indigenous researchers

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Toombs, Maree
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 36, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Research processes as well as research outcomes are increasingly a focus of consideration for those engaging in a broad range of Indigenous research in Australia. 'Research reform advocates have argued for a fundamental re-positioning of Indigenous peoples from that of research participants to that of active participation in all as ....

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