Hello and welcome to the project hub for the ARC Discovery Project: Enabling social innovation for local climate adaptability. Here you will find everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of the project, the people and organisations involved, publications and resources relevant to the project including case studies and stories of innovative local climate initiatives. We encourage project stakeholders and interested individuals to engage with this project website and use/share the resources as needed.
At a glance, the project is led by RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research (CUR) in partnership with Macquarie University, University of Tasmania and Curtin University. The project investigates the framings and practices of local governments, community groups and NGOs as they seek to create local adaptation strategies. It uses these understandings to direct policy attention to building social innovation and capacity-building practices at the local scale in response.
This ARC funded research is concerned with responses to climate change and variability at the local scale. It critically investigates social innovations around climate adaptation by governments, groups and NGOs and the diverse ways of building and bridging the knowledge base at the local scale. A number of key themes emerged from our collaborative work with stakeholders that underpin socially innovative climate adaptation at the local scale.
Creatively participating in local adaptation initiatives enables us to collectively re-imagine our experience of and responses to climate change, laying the foundation for new possibilities of socially innovative adaptation that leads to transformative change.
This section includes resources that can be viewed, used, shared – or all three! This website forms part of our commitment to an open commons for building and bridging the knowledge base around social innovation for climate adaptation.