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Converging ideas for building stronger communities


Adams, DW, Converging ideas for building stronger communities, Building Stronger Communities: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice, Niace, L Doyle, D Adams, J Tibbit, P and Welsh (ed), Leicester, pp. 287-295. ISBN 978-1-86201-345-2 (2008) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter canvasses from the preceding chapters the steady progress of learning that has emerged over the past six years since PASCAL was formed.

PASCAL developed out of the 2001 Learning Cities and Regions Conference in Australia and reflected a broad church of interest in new ideas around place, social capital and learning regions. In particular there was considerable interest in exploring further the relations between these three core ideas. In this book the nature and importance of those original ideas have become clearer, with a number of key themes - four in all - emerging as significant from practice, from policy development work and from research.

The themes are: (1) Integrated place-based strategies to leverage social and economic growth (2) The importance of local knowledge to research, policy' and practice (3) Therne 3; Civic engagement and networks as new forms of governance and (4) Research/policy/practice collaboration as the key to coproduction of knowledge. In many ways the successful understanding of these themes and how they play out in settings differentiated by history, culture, issue, resources and capability, can potentially lay down the preconditions for successful learning and community development.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Human capital issues
UTAS Author:Adams, DW (Professor David Adams)
ID Code:75770
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2012-02-15
Last Modified:2018-05-23
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