To Flourish or Languish? Place-based Policy for the New EconomyPowerpoint slides:
- Using a place-based approach to mediate social disadvantage among people in Logan, QLD: The Logan Together Initiative. (PDF 3.4 MB)
- The purpose of place, Reconsidered. (PDF 387 KB)
- Place-based policies ride again. (PDF 1.9 MB)
Our expert presenters canvassed the opportunities that locally-focussed initiatives present for economic development, participation and reform, but also the tensions and dilemmas that they pose for policy-making and service delivery - particularly between the centre and the frontline.
The workshop also considered the lessons to be learned from existing place-based initiatives, specifically Logan Together.
Professor Ian Harper is one of Australia’s most experienced economists. In May 2016 he was appointed to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and recently chaired the Federal Government’s Competition Policy Review, a “root and branch” review of Australia’s competition policy, laws and regulators. Professor Harper was a Partner of Deloitte Access Economics from March 2011 until May 2016 and is now a Senior Advisor. He is lead author of The Purpose of Place: Reconsidered, the latest of Deloitte’s Building the Lucky Country report.
Professor David Hogan completed his undergraduate education at the University of Sydney before teaching high school for three years in Sydney and completing his postgraduate work at the University of Illinois. He subsequently taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Tasmania, before taking up a series of senior research appointments at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. As Principal Research Scientist, he designed and implemented a large multi-focus, high impact, policy aligned, mixed methods research project focused on measuring the quality of teaching and learning across the Singapore system in both primary and secondary schools. Here he was responsible for modelling the relationship between teaching and learning, reporting the results of the research and making recommendations to the senior executive group and the Minister of Education in Singapore.
Professor Paul Burton trained and worked as a town planner in London before joining the University of Bristol and developing his career as a policy researcher. Over the next twenty years he conducted policy and evaluation research for central government, various local governments in England and Wales, EU bodies and major charities. Paul has considerable experience in conducting and managing research projects, especially those combining quantitative and qualitative techniques, in the policy fields of housing, employment and labour markets, public health and community engagement. As well as publishing scholarly books and papers, he has produced a number of policy reviews, good practice guides and evaluations of major projects.