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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Using a sample of U.S. counties, this article explores the relationships between community level resilience, represented by capacity (social capital), information (uses of technology), and motivation (perception of threats to county,) on the one hand, and county levels of…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The scope and scale of a community’s service assistance demands during a disaster will exceed, typically, the capacity of any single set of governmental, private, or non-profit sector organizations. As a result inter-sector coordination and collaboration represents a key…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Contracting for complex human services has presented the field of public administration with a number of difficult and enduring questions. Emergency medical services (EMS) provide an ideal arena for further investigation into this topic. We utilize a relational contracting…

This collection of examples of public-private partnerships is organized by jurisdiction (e.g., national, state, city) and is intended to help users “learn more about emergency management public private partnerships.” This tool is included in our list of TEN NOTABLE RESOURCES FOR CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION IN RESILIENCE.

“In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, it is evident that emergency response plans are crucial to solve problems, overcome challenges, and restore and improve communities affected by such negative events. Although the necessity for quick…

With two-thirds of the world’s population forecast to live in urban areas by 2050, there is increasing focus in the public and social sectors on “resilient cities” — cities that can “bounce forward,” anticipating and adapting to changes in the environmental, social, and economic landscape….

“The City Resilience Framework is a unique framework developed by Arup with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, based on extensive research in cities. It provides a lens to understand the complexity of cities and the drivers that contribute to their resilience. Looking at these drivers…