Strategic Partnerships

ICS is strongly committed to developing research collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and the community sector. Many of our projects are collaborative partnerships, which deliver quality research for strategic planning and practical outcomes that help understand and resolve the social and cultural challenges impacting on organisations, communities and individuals in a diverse and complex world. Below is a selection of ICS's partnerships with organisations and corporations.

  • UNICEF
  • UNESCO
  • Inner West Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Parramatta City Council
  • Canterbury-Bankstown City Council
  • Hobart City Council
  • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • NSW Department of Education
  • NSW Youth Action
  • Create NSW
  • Landcom
  • Google Australia

Strategic Projects

Circles of Sustainability (led by Paul James, with Liam Magee and Juan Salazar). Is an approach that guides engaged and collaborative practice in making our cities, locales and organizations more sustainable, resilient, adaptable and liveable. As part of this overall approach Circles of Sustainability provides practical tools for creating sustainable cities and communities. For example, instead of designating a pre-given set of indicators, the approach sets out a process for deciding upon indicators and analysing the relationship between them. Currently,  Paul James and Liam Magee continue their international advisory role for the Sustainable Cities Collaboratory project, working closely with the Mayor of the Federate State of Berlin.

Young and Resilient Research Centre (co-directed by ICS researchers Amanda Third and Philippa Collin). Y&RRC is a collaboration between six schools and two institutes at Western Sydney University, that will map young people’s engagement with digital technologies, identify how to support the resilience of marginalised young people using technology-based and intergenerational strategies, and refine ways of translating high-quality evidence into policy and practice. Y&RRC works with an established network of more than 100 stakeholders.

Partner with ICS

If you would like to collaborate with us or find out more about what we can offer you, please get in touch through the details below.

Institute for Culture and Society
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797,
Penrith NSW 2751 Australia

Email: ics@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9685 9600

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