Sustainable, connected communities and regions
Social and physical infrastructures are important components of the architecture of communities. Industry clustering, regional development and the prosperity of destinations are closely interlinked. Sustainability issues are at the forefront of research endeavours in the global climate change crisis. CLTW research into sustainable, connected communities and regions focuses on regions and competitive advantage through economic and social development.
Rapid structural, social and political changes have occurred across Australia’s regions, as well as the regions of overseas countries. Inconsistent commodity prices, the expansion of agribusiness and demise of small family farms, the growth of services industries and the movement of people from the countryside to cities (notwithstanding a reversal of this trend in many coastal communities), and of course the recent economic crisis are among many factors that have contributed to this change.
For related projects visit our Current and Past projects.
Return to Research Themes overview page.
Latest News & Events
Call for abstract and submissions from Ph.D. candidates, DBA, and other HRD students
Ph.D. candidates, DBA, and HRD students are invited to submit abstracts about their research where they will be given the opportunity to present at the main conference.
Doctoral Workshop – Wednesday 5th of June 2013
Wednesday 5th of June 2013 from 1 pm to 4pm at the The Hotel School Sydney 117 Macquarie St. Sydney NSW 2000
Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict
Applications open to the Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict in Boston, USA between 16-22 June 2013.
A life devoted to Liberation
West Papuan Independence Leader, Benny Wenda, was a guest of CTLW during his recent visit to the Gold Coast.
The Starving Artists Research Project
Arts Northern Rivers have published an article by Ben Far-Wharton, CTLW project co-ordinator and PhD student.
Searching for regional resilience during austerity
The 2011-2012 State of the Regions report states that inequality between regions has been growing for the past five years and the evidence-to-date points to ....
Call for contributions
Workshop on 'The New Public Governance: the state of the art and new directions'
Institute of Public Policy and Economics at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 24-25 October 2013