At a glance, the project is led by RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research (CUR) in partnership with Macquarie University, University of Tasmania and Curtin University. The project investigates the framings and practices of local governments, community groups and NGOs as they seek to create local adaptation strategies. It uses these understandings to direct policy attention to building social innovation and capacity-building practices at the local scale in response.
This research is concerned with responses to climate change and variability at the local scale. It critically investigates tensions, synergies and potentialities between local governance agencies’ formal policies and innovations by local groups and NGOs. It develops ways of identifying and implementing responses that are socially innovative and capacity building.