More than just a talkfest: the process of developing collaborations in ageing across two different community types

Warburton, Jeni and Everingham, Jo-Anne and Cuthill, Michael and Bartlett, Helen and Underwood, Mair (2011) More than just a talkfest: the process of developing collaborations in ageing across two different community types. Urban Policy and Research , 29 (2). pp. 183-200. ISSN 0811-1146


In the contemporary context, collaborations between different sectors are increasingly being used to solve complex policy problems. This includes those posed by population ageing, as one of the principal demographic forces shaping the policy agenda of countries such as Australia. This article draws on findings from a three-year research project designed to develop effective collaborations aimed at achieving local initiatives associated with ageing well within the community. The specific aim of this article is to analyse and compare the process of collaboration that developed in two different urban communities, employing a conceptual framework of effective collaboration developed from the literature. The framework comprises six inter-connected factors-the context, member characteristics, processes and procedures, structures and relationships, the purpose or goal of the collaboration, and the available resources. The two study communities comprised one traditional ageing-in-place context and one sea change environment, in order to look for similarities and differences across alternative urban environments associated with population ageing. The intention of the article is to contribute to knowledge around building effective community-based collaborations.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 01:17
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 01:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborations; partnerships; ageing; urban environments
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160514 Urban Policy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440714 Urban policy
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420305 Health and community services
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440699 Human geography not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940103 Ageing and Older People
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