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Transitioning to World Care: A New Approach to Method in Futures-thinking (Draft paper)

This is a draft of a paper I wrote on futures-thinking. It is a response to an article by Steve Cork et al. in a 2023 issue of the Annual Review of Environment and Resources. PDF (31 pages) Other posts onFunctional Collaboration

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Functional Collaboration as Futurology

In April 2023, I made a presentation to the Australian Lonergan Workshop (held in Melbourne, Australia) on functional collaboration as futurology – the functional specialties link research and policy and dynamically lean forward into the future. Below is a video, audio and PDF of my presentation: Video (22min 5 sec) Audio (22min 5 sec) PDF…

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Transitioning to World Care: Functional Collaboration

In June 2023, the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology was held in Melbourne. Included in this post are the text and slides of my 15 minute presentation. Presentation (PDF – 5 pages plus slides) Video presentation (15 minutes) Audio of presentation (15 minutes) Your feedback on these presentations would be welcome. You can post…

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Livability, equity and well-being as values: what role does housing play?

In July 2022, the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research held its annual conference online. Included in this post are the text and video of the short presentation as well as an expanded version. Presentation (PDF – 5 pages plus slides) Video (15 minutes) Expanded version (PDF – 12 pages) Your feedback on these presentations would…

AHURI research on social housing

This post allows you to comment on these AHURI reports on social housing: Social housing exits: incidence, motivations and consequences (2014) Towards best practice for public housing asset management (2009) Older persons in public housing: the policy and management issues (2008) Older persons in public housing: Present and future profile (2007) Click here to see…

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The new economics

The starting point for a new economic heuristic is to distinguish two different circuits of production: A basic circuit which produces goods and services such as food, housing (or housing services), refrigerators, cars etc. which are sold into a community’s standard of living (in green in the image above) A surplus circuit  which produces the means…

AHURI Research on Homelessness Service Systems

This post allows you to comment on these AHURI reports on homelessness service systems: Ending Homelessness in Australia: How can the homelessness service system be redesigned and implemented to be effective for different groups across the life course? (2020) Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people (2020) Inquiry into funding and delivery of…