disaster recovery

Jul 14 2013

When project assumptions can be wrong

As an experienced consultant, it is important to be able to make reasonable assumptions within the parameters of a project.  For example, what research method is most likely to work best with a given audience, stakeholder group or other cohort, how much time respondents will be willing to give in in-depth interviews or focus groups, […]

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Apr 25 2013

Two approaches to disaster recovery

Following Queensland’s natural disasters in the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and the Cassowary Coast in early 2011, and the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009, the Queensland and Victorian State Governments, along with the Federal Government, trialled innovative models of support for disaster-affected communities by using arts-led and creative activities.  My evaluations showed that arts-led […]

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Feb 22 2013

The power of the arts in disaster recovery

We are experiencing an increased incidence of natural disasters in Australia, and the rate of extreme weather events is set to rise over the coming years and decades.  Within the first two months of 2013 we have seen bushfires in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW, and floods in Queensland.  The devastating impact of Victoria’s Black Saturday […]

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