instinct and reason has spent three years working with the University of Canberra and others (funded by RIRDC) to build a tool that communities can use to manage their future.

Rural communities are challenged with the need to constantly adapt in the face of change. This change is driven by competitive economic pressures demanding ever greater productivity, globalism, technology development, climate change, and social issues within the community that create tension. However, what is noticeably absent in most communities is the ability to assess their adaptive capacity and how any specific proposed development or devolution of their economic or environmental base, may impact on their community in the future.

The following reports detail the tool that has been developed. One is the report and the other a ‘how to’ guide so that communities can do it themselves.

Report –

How To Guide –

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