The age of loneliness

At the core of Place-making is prevention and mitigation of social disconnection and loneliness. It’s a heart-felt driver of the work I undertake via My Neighbourhood. Im really pleased to see ABC elevate this matter to front of mind, on Q & A , 9.35 pm AEST...
Learning from the Kerrigans

Learning from the Kerrigans

Just a few short weeks ago Australia was in the midst of a Federal election campaign and the associated mad “left vs right” clamour for votes. At the time I was interested to analyse the policy responses of both sides to the burgeoning societal issue of mental health...
This is where I belong

This is where I belong

Human beings largely choose to live in urban “herds”, where interactions with many other people are inevitable. However the great irony is that for many, physical proximity actually diminishes a preparedness to interact meaningfully. How so? Well, perhaps it’s due to...
Tapping Community Development

Tapping Community Development

Amidst the current Australian federal election campaigns we are inundated daily with meaningless throwaway captions and media-grab slogans. Frankly, almost without exception they sell short the whole process of electing a government to steer our country through some...