Projects & Research
Better Governance and Policy connects multi-disciplinary researchers to undertake key projects and research, addressing current issues and providing policymakers, decision makers and thought leaders with reliable, academically-rigorous evidence that responds directly to current policy concerns.
Projects and Research collates key work currently being undertaken by experts from across Monash University, and offers unique perspectives on addressing policy and governance challenges.
Featured Projects & Collaborations
Robotic technologies are increasingly present in urban public spaces. Robots shape how our shared spaces feel – although very little is known about their impact and effects on public space, or the appropriate policy settings to oversee them.This new interdisciplinary project addresses this by developing new methodologies and policy insights for this rapidly proliferating technology.
The Melbourne Experiment is a landmark interdisciplinary research collaboration to study the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions on key activities and elements of the urban environment before, during and after the COVID-19 shutdown.
Translating knowledge into policy is a complex challenge. It might be described as a 'wicked problem'. How might a Design Thinking approach assist in better identification of issues to be addressed and processes to pursue for implementation policy?
Michael Mintrom,Shanti Sumartojo, Dana Kulić,Leimin Tian,Pamela Carreno-Medrano & Aimee Allen
Michael Mintrom, Deirdre O'Neill & Ruby O'Connor
Complex problems are challenging to solve. As the world becomes more interconnected, and public problems get trickier to address, those responsible need data and tools to make effective decisions and implement enduring change. That's where Artificial Intelligence can help.