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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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The wide, straight boulevards in Crotona East in the Bronx encouraged speeding, and motorists frequently disobeyed traffic signals, creating dangerous conditions for pedestrians. When Kerry McLean, Director of Community Development for the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, began working with businesses in 2009 to…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Park officials began experimenting in the 1980s with a new approach: Shifting responsibilities to the private sector. By 2003 this ‘partnership’ strategy had become the linchpin of the park system. Private organizations — ranging from sophisticated organizations funded by…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “While the privatization of parks has been controversial since the 1980s, the origins of public-private parks in New York City were complex. During the 1970s fiscal crisis, the Parks and Recreation Department suffered severe budget cuts and was forced…