Community, Migration and Development - projects
|2013033131 March 2013||A biography of money flows in the Indian diaspora in Australia and community|
This project will analyse how life stage and migrant experience influence the meaning and flow of money between Australia and India among persons in the Indian diaspora in Australia. It will also explore how best we can begin to answer the question: How much money flows between Australia and India in family and community remittances, trade, business and investment? This involves surveying the existing methodologies for measuring transnational money flows. This project will contribute to the research at the centre of ARC Discovery application submitted for 2013.
|2014043030 April 2014||Breaking the cycle: the role of housing and support in resolving chronic homelessness|
This is a longitudinal study of formerly chronically homeless people who are residents in a supportive housing facility in inner city Melbourne.
|2013043030 April 2013||City and community: Melbourne to Delhi|
This book aims to detail new theoretical and methodological approaches for the study of communities in cities. It complements the study of the city in terms of the built environment, design and planning, financial and knowledge networks by emphasizing the 'soft' side of the concept of 'urbanization' within the framework of globalization. Urbanization has been traditionally understood using the frameworks of demography, urban planning, urban infrastructure, transportation, affordable housing, and urban development. We bring to the study of cities, the sociological and anthropological imagination.
|Ongoing||Community engagement in adaptation to climate change in Australia|
This ongoing project has a particular interest in affective relationships between people, climates and places in the world.
|2012123131 December 2012||Community sustainability indicators|
Community sustainability indicators; citizen engagement; software decision-support tool.
|2012123131 December 2012||Migration and diasporic communities|
This is a study of the Indian diaspora in Australia, with a particular emphasis on family and community remittances and issues of identity and belonging. The study covers the experiences of first and second generation migrants, as well as recently arrived Indian students
|2015111414 November 2015||Migration and Mobility Research Network|
Migration and Mobility Research Network (MMRN) aims to bring together academics together with policymakers, people from NGOs and others interested in themes of migration and mobility.
|2013063030 June 2013||On the margins: caravan park dwellers and boarding house residents|
This study will investigate the social characteristics and housing situation of people living in caravan parks and boarding houses.
|Ongoing||Regenerating community: arts, community and governance|
This project examined the role of community art projects in enhancing local government in Australia.
|2013122727 December 2013||Resettlement and the urban poor in Malaysia|
How do we understand the process, meaning and experience of resettlement for increasing groups of urban poor within national development strategies?
|2013093030 September 2013||The role of the ‘Street to Home Program’ in providing pathways out of homelessness for adult rough sleepers|
One of the headline goals in the Australian Government’s White paper, The Road Home, is to offer supported accommodation to all rough sleepers who want it by 2020. The Streets to Home program is being implemented in each jurisdiction in order to advance this objective.
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|2011123030 December 2011||Cash in remote districts of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea: a community centered approach to mobile money|
The aim is to explore proposals for mobile money in Papua New Guinea and to see how the needs of remote communities differ from urban and other rural communities.
|2011122929 December 2011||Counting the homeless|
This is a study of homelessness in each state and territory of Australia based on census data supplemented by information from the National SAAP Data Collection and the third national census of homeless school students.
|2010122626 December 2010||Evaluating the impact of information and communications technology on the livelihood of rural communities|
This project investigate the ways in which migration, family and community shape each other. focusing particularly on remittances as a medium of relationship with the family and community. This emphasis has led us to examine transnational and cosmopolitan practices, and issues of identity and belonging.
|2011123030 December 2011||Information and communication technology (ICT) programs in e-government and e-learning: the impact on rural and regional communities|
This research examined the outcomes and impact of publicly funded ICT-based initiatives on e-government and e-learning on rural and regional communities. It included case studies from Victoria and Queensland to determine a strategy for reducing the digital divide.
|2011122929 December 2011||Information and communication techology (ICT) and eco-sustainability|
To develop an understanding of the direct and indirect effects of ICTs on environmental sustainability at community and organisational levels.
|2011122525 December 2011||Negotiating the local-global|
Investigating localities around the globe to determine how communities are negotiating transformations across complex layers of social life from local to global.
|2011122828 December 2011||Pathways into and out of homelessness|
Effective interventions to assist homeless people depend upon understanding the reasons why people become homeless and how they exit from homelessness.
|2011123131 December 2011||Reconstructing community in the wake of disaster|
The project funded by an ARC Linkage Grant (2006-2010) was the longest and most intense study of social recovery from the tsunami, to develop an understanding of how communities have been rebuilt after the 2004 tsunami, thereby evaluating the long-term benefit of disaster aid.
|2010122626 December 2010||Reconstructing community livelihood after Tsunami|
This study examines how improve strategic responses to natural disasters through development aid.
|201107011 July 2011||Rough sleeping in rural and regional Victoria|
This project is investigating homelessness in rural and regional Victoria in order to improve the evidence base regarding rough sleeping.
|2010091313 September 2010||The implementation and management of mobile technologies with Victoria Police|
An investigation evaluating the implementation, use and impact of mobile technologies with Victoria Police.
|2011112626 November 2011||The practice of polygamy and community well-being|
How do we better understand the impact of polygamy on the family institution and family law reforms