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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 “Partnership Governance in Public Management describes what partnership is in the public sector, as well as how it is managed, measured, and evaluated. Both a theoretical and practical text, this book is a what, why, and how examination…

In this teaching case, “students address challenges that facilitators of group processes typically confront but that textbooks typically do not. Supported by videos excerpted from televised broadcasts of the meetings of a task force that includes business, government, and community interests, students learn tactics for…

This article from Project for Public Spaces discusses the importance of integrating “community-based processes” in placemaking efforts rather than simply strategies or solutions that are “imposed and implemented by city leaders or planners” and references several examples. The author writes, “A community’s connection to place…

“The heightened interest in placemaking by a range of diverse partners and funders calls for the need to scale efforts, create a community of learning, and collaboratively address challenges. The practice requires active communication between placemakers about successes, failures, and lessons learned. This paper highlights…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Local governments are increasingly forging creative alliances to solve community problems and provide local services. The literature recognizes cultural institutions as partners for local community development, yet these alliances remain underutilized. This article identifies the contributions that local…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Fiscally strapped local governments have increasingly turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) for redevelopment assistance, empowering private actors to exercise functions typically performed by the public sector. While P3s can enhance project funding and completion, they create the possibility…