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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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From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Emergency management (EM) has evolved to rely increasingly on collaboration across federal, state, and…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Food policy councils (FPCs) are increasingly common in the United States. These collaborative governing…

From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance. Public health partnerships with the private sector have become increasingly common since the World…

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…

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….

“Public-private partnerships, or P3s, have nearly a quarter-century track record of delivering infrastructure and services for public sector agencies worldwide. … [S]ome of the most interesting applications have been in the defense sector, where the United Kingdom in particular has blazed a trail with almost…

“The term data collaborative refers to a new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors — including private companies, research institutions, and government agencies —  can exchange data to help solve public problems. In the coming months and…