Community Service / Citizen Participation

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Author(s) Emily Kay Hanks and Samantha Alexander     Date 2014     Source Cases and Simulations Portal for Public and Nonprofit Sector, Call for Cases     Abstract New technologies and new business models often pose challenges for public officials. In the early 2010s ridesharing companies, built on the new technological... read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:22am
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Author(s) Deloitte   Date 2009     Source Deloitte    Abstract Governments today face increasing pressure for transparency and accountability. Citizens want to know exactly how their taxes are being spent and what the government is doing to create value for the community. Information management (IM) can help governments improve their... read more
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:06am
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Author(s) Adapted by Rosemary O'Leary and Rob Alexander (2011) with permision from the Sustainability Challenge Foundation.   Date 2011     Source E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)... read more
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:33pm
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Author(s) Jack Becker, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.   Date 2014     Source E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)     Abstract This case centers on Syracuse, New York,... read more
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:49pm
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Author(s) Catherine Eichers Penkert, Nicholas Dobbins, and Jodi Sandfort, University of Minnesota Date 2008   Source  E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) Abstract How does a government organization... read more
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:08pm
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Author(s) Denise Rodriguez, University of Washington Date 2013   Source  E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) Abstract This case focuses on concepts that public officials and non-governmental... read more
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:36pm
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Author(s) Victoria Lowerson and Martha S. Feldman, University of California, Irvine.   Date 2013   Source  E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) Abstract As funding agencies increasingly focus on... read more
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:16pm
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Author(s)Alan S. Brown & Rebecca Ratzkin Date2011 Source WolfBrown  AbstractThis report takes stock of a growing body of practice in the arts sector referred to as “audience engagement” – a somewhat bewildering array of programs and activities such as lectures, open rehearsals, docent tours and online forums. To help make sense of this rapidly developing landscape, an “Arc of... read more
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 8:06pm
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Author(s)The Brighespan Group Date2004 SourceThe Brighespan Group AbstractFounded in 2000, After School Matters has worked hard to expand after-school options for Chicago teens. The organization has developed a rich array of programs by leveraging partnerships with government agencies and private sources for facilities, staff, and other resources. ASM is now working to diversify... read more
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 3:54am
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Author(s)Child Welfare Information Gateway Date2010 SourceChild Welfare Information Gateway AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF:  the_adoption_home_study_process
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:24pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2010 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractSince the late 1980s, the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) has acted as an engine of affordable housing production, building about 2 million high-quality units that rent for amounts working families can afford to pay. Organizations working to improve conditions... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 2:09am
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2010 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractCities across the country, from New Haven to Phoenix, are grappling with a new reality, investors buying large numbers of REO and other distressed properties and renting them out. While responsible landlords can help provide much-needed rental housing, poorly maintained... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:44am
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Author(s)Anita Ilta Garey Date2001 SourceUniversity of California, Berkeley AbstractIn 1999, legislation in California provided new funds for school-based after-school programs. Unlike other state-funded child care programs, these programs were not targeted to particular groups. Parents and teachers hoped that this universal approach would eliminate the existing situation in which... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:02am
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2009 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation  AbstractOperation Cocoa Cleanup is a community-police partnership formed to address severe crime conditions at Crestview Villas condominium complex. Thirty-eight percent of units at this complex were demolished or severely damaged by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. The... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 12:56am
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Author(s)Margaret Boasberg, Barbara Christiansen Date2007 Source The Bridgespan Group AbstractN/AAccess through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: MY TURN, Inc.: Building on SuccACess
Monday, September 5, 2011 - 12:04am
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004 SourceThe Bridgespan Group AbstractHarlem Children’s Zone transformed itself dramatically starting in 1997, when it decided to focus on helping poor children in a 24-block area of Central Harlem. More recently, it has extended that area to 60 blocks. The approach is generating powerful results, but it hasn’t been without its stresses, both... read more
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 11:27pm
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004 Source The Bridgespan Group AbstractCommunities In Schools of Atlanta bounced back from financial difficulties when it  was chosen to implement the national Project GRAD program in Atlanta schools.  But the rapid growth brought on by the program addition has pushed the lean,  internally groomed management team beyond its... read more
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 11:12pm
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004 SourceThe Bridgespan Group AbstractAs the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston has grown, the agency has worked  hard to maintain quality, to manage its relationship with the national Big Brothers  Big Sisters of America organization, to expand its funding from individuals, and to  transfer operational control increasingly... read more
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 10:50pm
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Author(s)United States Environmental Protection Agency Date2006 Source United States Environmental Protection  AbstractThis case study highlights three issues: 1 Combined use of Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credits and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Repeated successful adaptations of historic buildings; 3.Insertion of apartments and retail into historic spaces... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:59pm
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Author(s)D. Peterso, E. Matthew, M. Weingarden Date2011 Source National renewable Energy Laboratory AbstractThis report examines the successes and difficulties that two large cities, Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas, have experienced in implementing their respective city-wide energy plans. The report considers factors that have assisted or hindered putting energy... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:49pm
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Author(s)Nicole Bartfai and Kyle Snow Date1999 Source National Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractThe Regional Electronic Alternative Learning (REAL) Center was designed to provide two-way interactive instruction to a maximum of 20 students unable to remain in the traditional school environment. Students were referred to REAL because of health-related... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:45pm
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Author(s)Laurie Somers Date1999 SourceNational Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractVirginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seattle, WA, established a teleconsultation system for its Pain Management Program, which allowed patients to “see” a specialist at VMMC from their local clinic and in the presence of the local provider and family, in some cases. Local... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
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Author(s)Laurie Somers Date1999 Source National Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractAustin Free-Net (AFN) in Austin, TX, a 1996 TIIAP grantee, built a community technology network on top of a low-income community’s social networks. AFN staff and partners hoped to help prepare people for better jobs and academic improvement, while at the same time saving them... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:32pm
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Author(s)Nicole Bartfai Date1999 Source National Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractThe South Coast Education Service District initiated a full-scale technology plan that encompassed three counties, which includes 10 school districts. The TIIAPfunded portion of the project involved the purchase of audio and document-sharing equipment, which allowed for... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:26pm
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Author(s)Kyle Snow Date1999 Source National Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractMedcenter One Health Systems developed the Dakota Telemedicine System (DTS) to connect a central hospital (Medcenter One) to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo and 10 remote sites. The project is partially funded by grants from the Rural Utility Service, as well as the... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:20pm
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Author(s)Gary Silverstein Date1999 SourceNational Telecommunications & Information Administration AbstractThe Information Technology Initiative (ITI) was designed to install networked computer systems in five settlement houses and link them to a frame-relay wide area network (WAN) that would (1) enhance the quality of their programs by facilitating the integration and... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:14pm
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Author(s)United Sate General Accounting Office Date1988 Source United Sate General Accounting Office AbstractIn response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Sweden's food assistance programs to determine: (1) the type of programs it has and how they operate; (2) whether it uses its agricultural surpluses in food assistance programs to reduce welfare costs; and (... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:26am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2009 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Fossil Ridge High School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:27am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2009 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:23am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2009 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Northern Guilford Middle School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:20am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2009 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Homewood Middle School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:15am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2005 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Desert Edge High School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:11am
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Energy Date2004 Source U.S. Department of Energy AbstractThis case study shows example of energy-efficient  school. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: EnergySmart Schools Case Studies: Alder Creek Middle School
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 12:54am
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Author(s)Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistce Date2000 Source Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistce AbstractFor the employees in the new Duluth offices of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the agency’s mission has taken on a whole new meaning. The design of their offices in the newly restored Paulucci building takes to heart the concept of “protecting Minnesota’s... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 12:51am
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Author(s)Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistce Date2000 SourceMinnesota Office of Environmental Assistce AbstractThe Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center (PEEC) is one of the nation’s first comprehensive green office and manufacturing facilities. The project’s developer is the Green Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to urban development through sustainable enterprise,... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 12:47am
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Author(s)Minnesota Office of Environmental AssistanceDate2002Source Minnesota Office of Environmental AssistanceAbstractNine school districts collaborated on a new public school in downtown Minneapolis. The school is culturally diverse and capitalizes on the learning opportunities, resources and partnerships offered by the downtown environment, making it a national model for other urban... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 12:41am
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Author(s)Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance Date2000 Source Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance AbstractHennepin County’s new public works facility is a compelling example of the county’s commitment to sustainable design practices and the principles of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:36pm
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Author(s)Bina Thompson Nikrin Date2005 Source Center for Urban and Regional Affairs AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Community Organizing and Citizen Involvement: Case Studies from the Twin Cities Training Program for Neighborhood Organizers
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:33pm
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Author(s)National Park Service Date2006 Source National Park Service AbstractThis case study highlights three issues: 1 Combined use of Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credits and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Repeated successful adaptations of historic buildings; 3.Insertion of apartments and retail into historic spaces Access through the Cases and Simulations... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:31pm
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Author(s)National Park Service Date2006 Source National Park Service AbstractThis case study highlights three issues: 1 Combined Use of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Mixed use of residential and commercial; 3 Combined use of historic wood window repair and wood window replacement Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:29pm
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Author(s)National Park Service Date2005 Source National Park Service AbstractThis case study highlights four issues: 1 Combined Use of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Retention of Historic Floor Plan; 3 Code Compliance- Enclosure of Stairs; 4 Code Compliance- Accessbility Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:15pm
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Author(s)National Park Service Date1999 Source National Park Service AbstractThis case study highlights two issues: 1 Combined Use of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Insertion of new apartments into historic spaces Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Case Studies in Affordable Housing:... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 11:12pm
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Author(s)National Park Service Date1998 Source National Park Service AbstractThis case study highlights three issues: 1 Combined Use of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; 2 Retention of Historic Floor Plan; 3 Code Compliance -Accessibility Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Case Studies in... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:56pm
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Author(s)FEMA Date2003 Source FEMA AbstractA residential safe room is a small, specially designed (“hardened”) room, such as a bathroom or closet, or other space within the house that is intended to provide a place of refuge only for the people who live in the house. In areas subject to extreme-wind events, homeowners should consider building a residential safe room. Wind hazards,... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 7:59pm
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Author(s)FEMA Date2008 Source FEMA AbstractIn 1996, the Governor of Arkansas recognized the state’s vulnerability to future severe weather events and declared an annual statewide Severe Weather Awareness Week. As part of this annual week, the National Weather Service (NWS) and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) scheduled a media campaign, including press releases,... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 7:55pm
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Author(s)FEMA Date2004 Source FEMA AbstractThe Iowa State Fair campground is part of the Iowa State Fair complex, which is located outside Iowa’s capital, Des Moines, an area vulnerable to tornadoes and high-wind events. In June 1998, a storm with winds in excess of 100 miles per hour (mph) caused over $465,000 in damage to the State Fair complex, severely impacting the campground... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 7:51pm
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Author(s)FEMA Date2004 Source FEMA AbstractFollowing the April 21, 2001, Hoisington, Kansas tornado, Lloyd Arnold, of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM), and Hospital Administrator Jim Turnbull discussed ways to ensure the safety of the patients and staff in the event of another tornado. They decided to build a shelter at the hospital — the first hospital shelter in... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 7:34pm
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Author(s)Jeremy Mashaw, Yale University Date2002 Source FEMA AbstractIn areas subject to extreme-wind events, building owners, school and hospital administrators, neighborhood associations, and other individuals and organizations with responsibilities for public safety should consider building a community shelter. As outlined in this publication, wind hazards, such as those... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:27pm
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Author(s)Equality and Human Rights Commission DateN/A Source Equality and Human Rights Commission AbstractThe Public Sector Duties share the common goal of ensuring that the public bodies work to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in all of its activities. The Capturing the Gains Project demonstrates how organisations across the public sector are using the duties to... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:08pm
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Author(s)Equality and Human Rights Commission Date2009 Source Equality and Human Rights Commission AbstractThe Public Sector Duties share the common goal of ensuring that the public bodies work to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in all of its activities. The Capturing the Gains Project demonstrates how organisations across the public sector are using the duties to... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:03pm

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