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Regional & Community Development Resource Centre
This centre, being developed our Local Regional and Community Development Special Interest Group (more) provides a resource intended to help all those interested in community and regional development.
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One of the problems we all face is the need to sort through masses of raw information to find something of use.
As a simple example, if you do a Google search on regional development just on Australian web pages you get 890.000 references. Yes, you can reduce the total by adding new terms. Thus if you add the word theory to regional development, the number of references drops to a mere 72,100. Even so, who among us really has the time to go through all these references to sort the wheat from the chaff?
Our aim with the Regional and Community Development Resource Centre is to make things just that little bit easier by helping you to find information and ideas. In doing so, we do not want to compete with other sites. If another site already has relevant material, then our job is not to duplicate but to point you to it. This holds regardless of whether or not the site's owners compete with us or our member practices.
A site of this type does not simply emerge. To be really useful, it has to evolve with inputs from users. So at this stage, we have focused on the creation of a basic structure.
The question and answers page is intended to provide a forum for you. Email your questions to us at email@example.com and we will consult our professionals to provide you with a brief reply. Both questions and answers will be posted. Our hope here is that over time this will build to a real resource searchable via the site's search engine.
The forum page is intended to provide a base for discussion on specific topics. Each month we will post an article on a specific topic for comment. Comments emailed to us will then be posted at the bottom of the article. The first forum article deals with the practical problems associated with attracting tourists to a regional area.
The remaining pages deal with practical and methodological issues. Pages here will be added as we build material.
This site is yours. Its development will depend upon input from you.
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