This report examines the impacts of economic specialisation and diversification on Australia’s mid-sized towns. For the purposes of this project, mid-sized towns include all settlements with a population of 5,000 to 50,000 persons.
The role of knowledge in large Australian city – regions: a traditional industry in Greater Western Sydney and the Hunter Region
This paper explores the effects of territorial systems on the knowledge and innovation processes of industries traditionally regarded as low-knowledge intensive, in this case the steel industry.
Developing and implementing an approach to regional innovation and development in Gippsland, Victoria (2018-2020)
The rationale for this project was to explore a novel approach to regional development in Australia, based on an approach developed by the European Union.
This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological...
This report looks at the way that people have moved around the country between the last two national Census in 2011 and 2016, where they chose to move to or move from, and the communities in which they decided to stay. It sets out a...
No New Zealand region will escape the current economic downturn, but some rural communities will face bigger impacts than others. This publication looks at how to identify and target support at communities most affected by COVID-19.
This report is an analysis of the industrial profiles of Mackay, Central Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It reveals that forcing workers in the coal mining sector out of their jobs, without ensuring alternative employment with similar wages and benefits, would have devastating consequences for...
This inquiry has found that the jobs of the future for regional areas will depend on the modification of existing industries and the development of new industries. While some opportunities will be localised, the emergence of other industries will have application across regional Australia.
People-centric economic development: lessons on international student retention from Atlantic Canada
The economic fortunes of rural Canada depend on attracting human capital. While international students are highly skilled and qualified candidates for settlement, they don't often stick around. PPF Fellow, Sean Speer, identifies lessons from two promising programs in Atlantic Canada which seem to be convincing...