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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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This report from the Center for American Progress’ Kevin DeGood argues that noncompete clauses in infrastructure-related public-private partnership deals constrain the government’s ability to improve critical facilities: “The United States faces a growing infrastructure challenge,” the report argues. “The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates…

“Ten years ago, the Urban Land Institute published Ten Principles for Successful Public/Private Partnerships. That publication set forth core principles essential for successful accomplishment of joint development by the public and private sectors, benefiting both, that neither could achieve independently. Those ten principles remain as…

“The transition from last generation basic broadband networks to next-generation fiber-optic networks is underway. … But most Americans continue to only have one option for high-speed Internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission, often a cable network with limited upload speeds. Smart cities are realizing…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article explores how public managers can use insights about public sector innovation and public value governance to make more than incremental progress in remedying society’s most pressing needs. After outlining the features of public innovation, it considers some…

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. With 20,000 employees, an impressive 293 million visitors last year, and national park sites…

In this guest post for the Intersector Insights blog, City of West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and Council Member Mark Johannessen discuss how they employ cross-sector collaboration to meet increasing constituent expectations. They write: “As advancements in technology revolutionize customer experiences in every aspect of…

In this PowerPoint presentation from the National League of Cities’ Congressional Cities Conference, longtime local government leader Cheryl Hilvert walks through several elements of cross-sector collaboration for an audience of local government manager. She discuss the concepts of collaboration and collaborative service delivery, introduces a…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This article focuses attention on the institutional context of cross-sector collaboration and its effects on partnership management. Drawing on fieldwork and 54 interviews from 2011 to 2013, we investigate an innovative public–non-profit partnership within a local unit of…