Knowledge City

Knowledge City
18 April 2013

ACELG has published a discussion paper about the research capacity within local government, focusing upon the work of a research unit within the City of Melbourne, known as City Research.

The paper, Knowledge City: The Difference an In-House Research Team made to a Council and its Community, outlines the strategic benefits that Council and the city has gained from a dedicated research initiative, and also includes key literature on the topic for broader interest by the sector.

The paper is in two parts each presenting complementary views of the City Research unit. The first is a journalist’s perspective based on interviews; the other, a case-study, was written by a City of Melbourne employee. The paper is intended for readers such as local government professionals, elected representatives, academic researchers, and general readership who may not normally engage with research.

Discussion Paper Summary

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