Policy Research (all completed by author)
Report on Auckland’s Creative Ecology - research project currently underway on behalf of Creative Coalition, due for completion in early 2013.
Creative Coalition submission to Auckland Council’s draft Long Term Plan - co-authored with Candy Elsmore, Maggie Gresson and Anne Rodda, Mar 2012
Towards an Arts and Culture Plan for Howick Local Board - Project Report, co-authored with Elisabeth Vaneveld and Caroline Robinson for Auckland Council, Jan 2012
In 2011, the professional services arm of The Big Idea Trust: TBI Assist, was contracted to by Auckland Council to produce a plan for the development of arts and culture in the geographical area of Auckland under the governance of Howick Local Board. Known as Howick, the area comprises the suburbs of Pakuranga, Howick, Botany and a small area in Flatbush.
The overall objective was to work closely with the Howick Local Board to create a robust and credible arts and culture plan that would, over several years, help the Board to make informed decisions to advance the delivery of arts and culture based experiences, services and special projects in the geographical area served by the Board.
Creative Coalition submission to the draft Auckland Plan - co-authored with Candy Elsmore, Maggie Gresson and Anne Rodda, Nov 2011
We’ve got talent! The Auckland creative sector voices its priorities for Auckland Council. - Survey design and analysis (summary of findings) for The Big Idea and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Jul 2011
An Arts Relevant Summary of ‘Auckland Unleashed’ - Prepared for the Creative Coalition Working Group, Mar 2011
Findings From ‘Towards An Auckland Arts Advisory’ Workshop Responses - Prepared for the Creative Coalition Working Group, Dec 2010
Co-operation by Design: Initiating a Framework for the Auckland Arts Sector - Dissertation for Public Policy (Honours), University of Auckland, Nov 2010
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Abstract: This research makes an argument for the importance of groups to the level of civic engagement in a modern democracy. It proceeds from the assumption that groups need to be designed in order to form and to continue to operate effectively. It then goes on to build a framework for that formation which addresses elements that constitute a group: incentives, structure, common interest, leadership, and membership. These elements often involve a technological component in their practical implementation. The analysis is informed by theories of co-operation, group formation (both hierarchies and networks), and interest groups, which have examined the nature of various modes of organisation in society. The analysis produces a model of an advocacy coalition for the case study, that of the Auckland arts sector.
How do theories of collective action and institutions shape our approach to sustainability? Research essay, University of Auckland, Jun 2010
Planning a Great City: London and its Creative Attributes - Research essay, University of Auckland, May 2010
Designing Cooperation: Initiating a Framework for the Auckland Arts Sector - Proposal to carry out dissertation work, University of Auckland, Jan 2010.
Connecting the Arts with Economic Growth and Prosperity: Considerations for a City in Transition - Policy report, University of Auckland, Nov 2009 [view report online]
From Communities to Networks: Updating Our Views on How Groups Organise - Research essay, University of Auckland, Nov 2009
Managing the concerns of increasing global production by reconceptualising ‘country of origin’ - Research essay, University of Auckland, Jun 2008
The New Zealand Designer Fashion Industry: Promoting a unified approach to industry development - Policy report, University of Auckland, May 2007