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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 Santa Cruz Mountains Stewardship Network is a collaboration of nineteen federal, state, and county agencies, land trusts, nonprofits, special districts, research institutes, a Native American tribal band, and a timber company, formed in 2014 to improve land stewardship in the Santa Cruz Mountains region…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Given the complexity of today’s social and political dilemmas, a common method of program and policy implementation is surfacing in the form of interorganizational, cross-sector goal-directed networks. This article applies the ‘Core Dimensions of Connectivity’ framework to analyze…

“Public–private partnerships (PPPs), revenue sharing agreements, and pay-for-performance arrangements are examples of resourceful new approaches to funding and financing smart cities. Investment vehicles like these go beyond traditional debt instruments to ensure less risk and more reward for all stakeholders.” This Deloitte report looks at…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this contribution to SSIR, urban planner Elwood M. Hopkins discusses how “Detroit’s experiences hint at a model where philanthropy and business routinely supplement and complement government.” He writes, “prior to Detroit’s bankruptcy, the city had already established…

In this contribution to Government Executive, collaborative governance scholar John D. Donahue discusses two examples to illustrate that public-private partnership sometimes “makes sense and sometimes it doesn’t.” He also offers “guidelines for making partnership work for the people,” including approaching partnership as one governance option…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How to make public networks really work? Scholars have recently answered this question by emphasizing the importance of network management, trust and structure. Yet, studies that investigate the interactive effects of varying determinants on network performance are rare….

“As this World Economic Forum report emphasizes, the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanization is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged to implement the New Urban Agenda and advance sustainable urban development. The report recommends the key actions that must be taken…