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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Mapping the impact of social enterprise on disadvantaged individuals and communities in Australia’s regional cities
This report aims to explore how social enterprises realise wellbeing. It is aimed at practitioners, and provides useful tools for understanding wellbeing in social enterprise contexts. Results are derived from four case studies of social enterprises in two regional cities in Australia.