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Resilience is “the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness” (Oxford English Dictionary).¬†Innovation is a critical ingredient to how a person or a community can recover from challenging circumstances, to recover its shape and vigour.

SCP actively supports and undertakes innovative work through a number of initiatives. These include:

  • Publications
  • Festivals of Innovation and Creativity
  • The New Possibilities in Regional Resilience Series
  • Public conversation websites, such as Townsville2070
  • Contributions to education

We are also involved in a number of research-intensive projects with university and industry collaborators in areas as diverse as public lighting, housing efficiency and the development of agent-based simulation models.