What's in a name?
Our name means a lot to us. It's the basis of our engagement with collaborators, whom we treat as fellow Sister City Citizens.
SCP chose its name firstly to reflect the opportunities that exist through the collaborative efforts of people from cities around the world that have consciously established relationships of friendship and exchange.
Our focus in particularly are on those relations forged between Australian regional cities and their counterparts in China.
Secondly, it more broadly promotes the idea that cities – and their citizens – can work with each other more generally
to mitigate risk and promote resilient transformations. Underpinning both these dimensions is a belief that insularity spells certain death and the explicitly inclusive and transregional nature of sister city relationships is a powerful force for good.