Dr Alec Rolston, Centre for Freshwater and Environment Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, examines the rise in water-focussed approaches that are building a bridge between government and citizens in global water management.
Digitisation of the city is heralded as bottom-up empowerment of its citizens. But just who defines citizenship in a hyper-connected urban space? Mark Dean unpacks recent academic literature that questions citizens’ rights in smart cities.
In his research into primary processes of public consultation, community engagement researcher, Dr John May opines that the 90-9-1 rule reveals underlying patterns of inequality are fundamental to community engagement.
Engagement scholars and practitioners descended on Melbourne for the Engage to Transform, Engagement Australia’s 13th annual conference, held on July 18-19. Hosted by Victoria University, the conference keynotes explored the nexus between engagement and transformation.