Community development

NARROWER TERMS
Report

State of volunteering in Victoria 2020

This report provides the most contemporary overview of the value of volunteering in Victoria. The report shows the astounding economic value of volunteering, which is estimated to represent $60 billion of value to the state.
Report

Making a difference: libraries, lockdown and looking ahead

This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...
Report

Shaping the future

Aotearoa’s success in eliminating COVID-19 is remarkable, matched by only a few other countries in the world. It required not only effective leadership and fast action by central government, but also the co-ordinated effort of thousands of local people around the country. In this report...
Report

Building back for the better

The Carnegie UK Trust was set up to improve the wellbeing of the people of the UK and Ireland. This paper outlines six propositions for the medium-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Community ties: understanding what attaches people to the place where they live

This report, commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, finds that people with access to arts and cultural amenities are more deeply attached to their communities, but equitable access continues to be challenging for communities of colour.
Briefing paper

Home for good: communities for wellbeing

This briefing paper explores ways to build ‘communities for wellbeing.’ By this, Per Capita means the ways in which good housing outcomes extend beyond individual housing circumstances to the context of neighbourhood and broader community.
Book

Coronavirus and engaging cities: towards community recovery

What future lies ahead for cities and communities beyond the coronavirus pandemic? In this eBook, Canadian-based economic geographer and urban scholar, Shauna Brail, looks at lessons from lockdown and creative approaches to reopening and recovery.
Policy

Multicultural policy for the Northern Territory 2020-2025

The Northern Territory government has released their multicultural policy for 2020-25, which aims to drive more positive outcomes for the migrant and multicultural community in the Northern Territory.
Report

Civil society after COVID: on re-building a virtuous civic culture

Australia faces an unprecedented economic and social challenge. In addition to economic recovery, the equally crucial work of civic repair is required as part of the social transition out of the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper argues that a strong civic culture will be integral to...
Report

A view from middle Australia: perceptions of arts, culture and creativity

Drawing on conversations with eight focus groups in February 2020, with middle-aged, middle income swing voters from suburban and regional Australia, this research finds that middle Australians have clear views about the value and opportunities that arts and culture create for them, for their families...