Local Government Researchers Forum 2011
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) is convening the Second Local Government Researchers Forum to be held on 14 and 15 December 2011. The forum will be held at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Its broad theme will be ‘Local Governance in Transition’. The forum program will reflect and deepen the multifaceted approach of current and proposed ACELG research.
Planning for the papers and program is well underway. Over 40 abstracts have been reviewed and broadly cover new approaches to local governance and community engagement; governance challenges for rural, remote and Indigenous councils; structural reform and financing options; workforce challenges in the context of demographic change; and responses to managing the physical environment more sustainably. The program is available below.
LOCATION: Level 6, Building 10, 235 Jones St, Ultimo
Of course ACELG supported research will feature in the program. The forum organisers are particularly keen to involve young or new researchers with an interest in local government, and we will be facilitating a session on the role of research for practitioners.
Please note that the forum is by invitation only as there are many researchers, practitioners and network members to attend/participate and there are limits to the number that we can accommodate. All papers will be made available on this website soon after the forum – in either late December or January.
Forum dates: December 14 and 15, 2011
Submission of draft papers: November 25, 2011
Only original, unpublished papers in English will be considered. Papers should contain between 3,500 and 6,000 words. ACELG seeks a blend of ‘academic’ research papers and scholarly contributions by practitioners. Accepted papers will appear in electronic forum proceedings and will be made available in the ACELG digital library. Selected papers will also be published as part of ACELG’s Working Papers series and promoted through the Centre’s Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Network (www.iken.net.au).
For further information about the Forum, and to provide suggestions and comments, please contact Penny Finlay, ACELG Research Consultant at: Penny.Finlay@acelg.org.au.
For general enquiries relating to the ACELG Research Program please contact Stefanie Pillora, ACELG Program Manager, Research at: Stefanie.Pillora@acelg.org.au.