Ian Potter Foundation

Potter Rural Community Research Network (PRCRN)

The Potter Rural Community Research Network (PRCRN) undertakes rural futures research. It explores economic, social, political and environmental issues affecting rural communities and enterprises.

The PRCRN was established in February 2010 with funding from the Ian Potter Foundation, the Handbury Trust and RMIT with the goal of building rural futures research in regional Victoria.

Our activities and approaches align with RMIT Strategy to 2015 and aim to:

  • build connections with professions, industries and organisations in regional Victoria
  • explore the relationships between regional and urban centres
  • contextualise rural and regional issues against a backdrop of globalisation.

Located centrally in one of Victoria’s richest export regions, RMIT University Hamilton provides an ideal home for research activities relevant to rural and urban policy and planning.

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