Multi-Level Governance / Networking

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Author(s)Public Citizen Date2011 SourcePublic Citizen AbstractIn February and March of 2000, protests broke out in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in response to the skyrocketing price of water. Many people saw their bills triple or even quadruple, just weeks after Aguas del Tunari, a private company owned by London-based multinational International Water Ltd., took over the city!¡¥s water... read more
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:03am
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractLISC and many MetLife Foundation Award winners advocate for "planning while doing". The SafeGrowth implementation stage expands this further by involving several important milestones, such as sharing the plan with various business and community leaders who in turn can... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:27pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractIn response to rising concerns about school violence in Milwaukee’s near Southside neighborhood, the Latino Community Center launched the School Safety Improvement Project in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Police Department. Though just a few... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:24pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractMany team front-line practitioners with law enforcement to teach youth that the road to success does not include drugs, gangs or violence. The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (“the Institute”) in Providence, Rhode Island is one such initiative. A standout... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:57pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractFounded in 1992 by a group of concerned residents and business owners, the Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA) is dedicated to improving quality of life on Detroit’s lower eastside by creating a viable and vibrant business district. At the time of JEBA’s inception, the... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:52pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThrough collaborative partnerships, the Garfield neighbor-hood has become a success story rising above overwhelming blight and crime. Working with several City agencies, local non-profits and the Phoenix Police, Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix has led development... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:50pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractFor years, Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood was home to some of the city’s worst crime and blight. Yet in just three years’ time, a collaboration between a variety of community organizations and the Cincinnati Police Department yielded radical reductions in crime and... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:48pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractA diverse set of stakeholders, led by the Olneyville Housing Corporation (OHC) and the Providence Police Department (PPD) in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island advanced a comprehensive revitalization agenda that transformed what had previously been a... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:46pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractIn the late 1990s, crime was a significant problem in Druid Hills, a residential neighborhood in northern Charlotte that struggled with persistent narcotics activity. With drugs came violence, and many residents lived in fear of gunfire that disturbed the peace nearly every... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:43pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractIn the late 1990s, crime was a significant problem in Druid Hills, a residential neighborhood in northern Charlotte that struggled with persistent narcotics activity. With drugs came violence, and many residents lived in fear of gunfire that disturbed the peace nearly every... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:41pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractPolice and community developers are learning more every year how much they share in terms of their values and aspirations for public service and community betterment. Experience from MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award winners in cities across the country... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:37pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThis is the framework for the Colfax Corridor Weed & Seed initiative in Aurora, Colorado, which received a 2007 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award for its exemplary Drug Market Disruption strategy. Led by the Original Aurora Renewal Division, the Aurora... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:35pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractOften the sheer number of languages spoken by residents can hinder broad-based community organizing and positive police-community interaction. In addition, immigrants who fear deportation or recall negative experiences with law enforcement in their countries of origin may be... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:32pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2007 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractCrime" program in 2004 through the summer of 2006, the Seattle Police Department reported a 20% decrease in drug trafficking in the Rainier-Othello neighborhood. While the "Curbing Crime" work was only one piece of the puzzle that yielded this result, all of the partners... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:28pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThis booklet, researched and written by Chris Marshall and Carol Steinbach, showcases four exemplary housing initiatives. Across the country, innovative developers are tapping non-traditional resources, expanding their scope of work, and offering affordable housing in areas... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:59pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThat connection is why LISC and the National Football League’s Youth Football Fund joined forces in 1998 to create the NFL Grassroots Program, which in the past decade has invested $20 million in modern, durable, welcoming places for children and communities to gather. With... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:55pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractEffective enforcement of building and housing codes is a key ingredient in many neighborhood revitalization efforts. Community developers have found that the long-term success of their revitalization work often hinges on cleaning up or redeveloping problem properties that... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:36pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Dateunidentified SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThough the role takes various forms, Safety Coordinators share a common purpose—to build formal, long-term partnerships between community developers, police departments and other key stakeholders. This kind of collaboration can take shape without a coordinator, but... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:30pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation Abstracteconomy ruled many of the streets in Boston’s inner city neighborhoods. Despite the good work of a mature and active community development industry, blight and disinvestment—apparent on so many blocks in the form of vacant lots, boarded up windows and poorly maintained... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:25pm
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Author(s)Anita Miller and Tom Burns Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractAs LISC moves forward with a new strategic plan that includes more emphasis than ever before on holistic community revitalization, the principles gleaned from the CCRP approach will continue to provide guidance to LISC staff and to the many collaborators with whom LISC works. Among... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:19pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThe relationship between SUN and the Syracuse Police Department has also formed into a strong and productive collaboration. According to Phil Prehn, “The relationship has always been very cordial but at the current time it is the best it’s ever been. Both sides now see that... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:15pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThe hard work of the CRC and Weed & Seed partners has paid off in a number of ways. While crime rates in Riviera Beach stayed relatively steady, the Uniform Crime Report shows a decrease by 10% in general offense in the Weed & Seed target area in the first three years... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:12pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThe Northside Community Problem-Oriented Policing Team, CNCURC and the Cincinnati Police Department have achieved a highly visible turnaround in the Northside neighborhood. The results include both reduction in crime and new economic investments, as well as a restored sense... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:08pm
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Author(s)Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2006 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractMetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) partner to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. Through this awards program, MetLife... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:02pm
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Author(s)The Annie E. Casey Foundation Date2006 SourceThe Annie E. Casey Foundation AbstractOn April 18, 2005, the Indianapolis City-County Council passed the measure enabling the Indianapolis Bond Bank to administer the $20 million Fund by a near unanimous vote. With the Fund a reality, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Education Initiative team is looking ahead to additional... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 3:25pm
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Author(s) Carol Steinbach and Kathleen Pryce-Jones   Date 2006   Source the 2006 Affordable Housing Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia   Abstract Following is a collection of five case studies, researched and written by Carol Steinbach and Kathleen Pryce-Jones, for the 2006 Affordable Housing Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. Each of the case studies highlights that... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 3:09pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractLocal governments in Norway had already made significant progress in developing local environmental management plans when the nationalgovernment decided that it was time to broaden these efforts to include economic and sociological... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:52pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractSince 1985, the Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP) has successfully coordinated decision making on environmental conservationand shoreline development among more than 30 agencies representing federal, provincial and local... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:45pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractManizales has faced many sustainability issues in recent history. During the mid 1990s, the city’s economy was dramatically affected by a collapsein global coffee prices. At the same time, Manizales was grappling with issues of a... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:36am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2001 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractDuring the nine months from January to September 2001, Helsingborg, represented by its Committee of Employment and Social Services (CESS), participated in a project for local action planning for employment. The project, initiated by the... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:00am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe City of Edmonton’s approach to waste management is comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable. Based on public input, Edmonton developed a 30-year Waste Management Strategic Plan that provides the overall framework for the ongoing... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:53am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives DateFebruary 2009 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe South Zone of Quito, Ecuador, faces the multiple challenges of rapid urban growth, poverty and environmental degradation. Its 40 ravineshave historically been used for garbage and toxic waste disposal, and are associated... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:49am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe community of Preventório in Niterói, Brazil, faced serious problems related to public health—the disposal of human waste and the build-up ofdomestic trash in waterways and drinking water sources.Working through their Local Agenda 21... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:41am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractNakuru Municipality, located in the African Rift Valley in Kenya, has been faced with a declining economy, crumbling infrastructure and a fast growth rate.Water supply falls short of demand, resulting in many low-income residents using... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:38am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractMutare City Council, Zimbabwe, engaged community partners including industries, youth groups and local residents, to pilot a program to increasethe life span of the local dumpsite and improve the livelihoods of local residents.As part... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:49pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractVaxjo is a city in southern Sweden that has set aggressive targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 1996, it committed to eliminating the use of fossil fuels in municipal operations and to achieving a 50 percent per capita... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:16pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe Regional Municipality of Sudbury undertook the development of a Strategic Energy Plan in 1995. With the help of a number of public and private sector partnerships and two outside consultants, they performed a detailed energy audit... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:11pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date1999 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractMotivated to enhance environmental quality and municipal service delivery, Mannigham developed a comprehensive, policy-driven environmental management system (EMS) to meet the sustainability vision set out in tis corporate plan. Through... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:08pm
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Author(s)Kate Attea, Alan Tuck DateSourceThe Bridgespan Group AbstractNational networks are a fixture of today’s nonprofit landscape. Consider the youth-development domain, in which the 10 largest networks receive over 50 percent of the direct-service funds. By sheer scale alone, national networks represent an enormous resource to society. It’s hard to imagine how America will get the... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:38pm
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004SourceThe Bridgespan GroupAbstractThrough an unusual partnership with the federal government, YouthBuild USA quickly grew to remarkable scale. The majority of YouthBuild’s sites have joined the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network, working as a community of peers held together with multiple levels of voluntary affiliation, standards of accountability, and a... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:30am
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004SourceThe Bridgespan GroupAbstractNFTE has developed a curriculum with an award-winning textbook and workbook for teaching young people to start and run businesses, and has created a network of programs in communities across the globe. The organization has grappled with such issues as how to widely deliver its program while protecting the integrity of... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:53pm
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Author(s)The Bridgespan Group Date2004SourceThe Bridgespan GroupAbstractJumpstart has grown by honing its core program model, rather than by adding new programs. The organization has seen considerable change in its first decade in existence, evolving from a branch model to a licensee structure, and transitioning leadership from its founder to a new CEO. Government and foundation funding have... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:11pm
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Author(s)America Learns Case Study Date2007SourceAmerica Learns Case Study AbstractAs a federally funded AmeriCorps program with more than 270 tutors across the state (350 for the 2007-08 program year) and just 16 staff members available to manage the program, America Reads – Mississippi (ARM) is always seeking improved and more efficient ways to: Get tutors the ongoing training and... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 5:26pm
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Author(s) USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance And The Public Enterprise   Date 2011   Source USC Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance And The Public Enterprise   Abstract Despite the ever-increasing importance of networks as a societal phenomenon, network researchers in business, public management, and health care services still have... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 6:02pm
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Author(s)Keith Provan and Brint Milward, University of Arizona Date2007 SourceE-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) AbstractA major federal government agency has determined that the country has a number of social problems that... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:10pm
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Author(s)Danielle Varda, University of Colorado- Denver Date2008 SourceE-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) AbstractIn this simulation, the network theory and Social Network Analysis (SNA) are applied to examine the... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 5:25pm
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Author(s) Melissa Brazil and Eli Teram, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada   Date 2009   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 simulation demonstrates that the ACSADV was not doing... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 5:20pm
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Author(s) Mark W. Davis and Danielle M. Varda of The School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver   Date 2010   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 simulation is an... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 5:03pm
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Author(s)Sandra Day O'Connor, Former Supreme Court justiceDate 2010 SourceiCivics Inc. AbstractiCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 4:07pm
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Author(s)ICLEI Local Government for Sustainability Date2000 SourceICLEI Local Government for Sustainability AbstractAn efficient and sustainable household waste management system should incorporate education and job creation at the community level and a strategic balance of roles between the private sector and the local authority. Access through the Cases and Simulations... read more
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:35pm

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