Books & Journals

CDN has produced two books and two special journal editions that assist in our aim to promote cultural vitality in communities throughout Victoria, Australia and internationally.


COMING SOON: Making Culture Count : the Politics of Cultural Measurement’, 2015

Edited by by Lachlan MacDowall, Marnie Badham, Emma Blomkamp and Kim Dunphy. Making Culture Count brings together diverse perspectives from scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners to explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its implications. The Publication can now be pre-purchased through Palgrave MacMillan(MORE..)

e-journal:  Local Global Journal – Special Edition, 2011
This special edition: ‘Regenerating Community: Arts, Community and Governance’ of RMIT’s journal features keynote presentations, peer-reviewed and practitioner articles based on presentations made at the ReGenerating Community: Arts, Community and Governance National Conference 2009

e-Journal: Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts, 2008, Vol 1, Issue 2.
This edition of the UNESCO Observatory, University of Melbourne, e-Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts was produced on the topic of ‘Creative Local Communities: Cultural Vitality and Human Rights’.
Co-edited by CDN staff members Kim Dunphy and John Smithies, it features articles of interest from all around the world.

Book and website: Public Art Public Housing, 2004
North Richmond Community Health Centre, Department of Human Services Neighbourhood Renewal Unit, and the Cultural Development Network.
This book celebrates the creative collaborative work of residents, artists and organisations on public housing estates across Victoria since 1999.

Monograph: The Fourth Pillar of Sustainability, 2001
Jon Hawkes for the Cultural Development Network, published by Common Ground
Our most important research work and policy platform frames culture as the ‘fourth pillar’ of public policy.