Social innovation

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Report

Love’s labours found: industrial strategy for social care and the everyday economy

The United Kingdom’s industrial strategy focuses on high-tech, advanced industries. This paper argues that if the government really wants to improve productivity and address regional divides in the UK, it needs to stop ignoring ‘everyday’ sectors like social care. These sectors not only employ large...
Report

Big issues for WA: policy options for challenges ahead

In this document, opinion formers discuss concerns that are vital for the future success of the state’s economy, communities, public services and social cohesion. Contributors are focused on old and new problems, fresh ideas and approaches, and crucially, the use of evidence and expertise to...
Guide

People-led innovation: towards a methodology for solving urban problems in the 21st century

The People-Led Innovation Methodology is premised on the idea that unlocking and applying the expertise of people requires city government decision-makers to design engagements with a focus on curation – ensuring that the problems, solutions, inputs, and approaches remain targeted and implementable rather than ill-defined...
Report

Mutual appreciation: a social innovation think piece

While access to secure and affordable housing can mean the difference between poverty and a decent life in older age, full home-ownership in Australia is increasingly a privilege. This publication argues that unless society recalibrates some of the policy surrounding housing and aged care, gendered...
Journal article

Sharing cities for urban transformation: narrative, policy and practice

Commercial sharing platforms have reshaped the transportation and housing sectors in cities and raised challenges for urban policy makers seeking to balance market disruption with community protections. Transformational sharing seeks to strengthen the urban commons to address social justice, equity and sustainability.
Conference paper

Asset mapping and social innovation for low carbon communities

Low carbon community programs that encourage citizens to reduce their carbon emissions have been subject to various government and civil society trials in recent years. Behaviour change programs using ‘social marketing’ techniques have had mixed success in community carbon reduction because of a focus on...
Audio podcast

Australia: liveability v sustainability

Key to creating a sustainable city is innovation, done in a purposeful way that contributes to our societies, cities and our regions. And that, says Professor Coenen, is where Australia needs to raise its game.
Technical report

The future of outcomes measurement in the community sector in Western Australia

This report provides evidence of a high level of support for outcomes measurement on the part of community sector organisations in Western Australia, but also the challenges they face in measuring their impact. It also lists the key priorities of the community sector going forward...
Policy report

Building the future

This report report makes the case for the need to create a community of practitioners invested in exploring and building the nascent field of public interest technology. Interviews with academics and practitioners identified that a key barrier to growing the field was a lack of...
Video

Resilience in the face of sustainability crises: is innovation the problem or the answer?

Professor Lars Coenen delivered this year's annual MSSI Oration on Tuesday 20 November. As his research on innovative cities and regions in Europe and Australia shows, Coenen highlights that we urgently need to rethink what innovation is and how to go about it.