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TRANSITION | Foundational Economy & Regional Development

March 26, 2023


Last week I presented at the PIA Rural, Regional and Remote Conference. Together with colleagues at QUT’s Centre for Decent Work & Industry, I have started more focused research on foundational economy thinking and approaches which are intrinsically connected to just sustainable transitions. We are currently preparing a briefing paper to be released in a […]

TRANSITION | Foundational Economy

October 31, 2022


I have had a couple of additional thoughts about earlier posts and work in progress about the Foundational Economy.

TRANSITIONS | MLP & Foundational Economy

September 25, 2022


For my project for the Just Sustainability Transitions program with DRIFT, I’ve been working on an MLP analysis that captures the current Foundational Economy situation in regional areas. Several researchers identify the Foundational Economy as presenting a window of opportunity for transitions and also requiring more policy attention. This means shifting the focus of economic […]

TRANSITIONS | Balance UnBalance Conference Paper

September 22, 2022


This paper was presented at the Balance UnBalance Conference earlier this year. The paper was written during and following a major flood event in Queensland and enabled reflection on the impacts from a planning and transitions perspective. I acknowledge the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where I live and […]

TRANSITIONS | Just Sustainability Transitions Reflection

September 16, 2022


Over the last couple of weeks, the Just Sustainability Transitions program with DRIFT has reconvened after the European summer break with seminars examining reflexive monitoring and conflict and compassion (relational dynamics). Both are important elements of transitions processes. The program is very much designed to support participants in becoming transition facilitators, beyond the urgency of […]

TRANSITIONS | 10th Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

August 29, 2022


I am really just posting this to remind myself to return to the 10th Architecture Biennale Rotterdam website and read all the material about the exhibition. The exhibition examines transition and one of the curators is Derk Loorbach who is a key transitions theorist. The curators acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Limits of Growth, […]

PROJECT | Just Sustainability Transitions

July 2, 2022


The Just Sustainability Transitions program I am currently participating in is taking a break for summer. During this time all the participants will be working on their project (like a capstone). My present focus is regions and regional communities. In part this comes from some planning work I have been doing in the agriculture industry. […]