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New Video on Collaboration for Infrastructure Financing

August 9, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. The fiscal climate for local governments (rural communities in particular) is daunting. Local governments are in a state of fiscal crisis and the long term forecast is not encouraging. Many use the term the “new normal” to express the sentiment th … Read more

Overcoming Obstacles to Collaboration: The Role of Emotional Intelligence

June 16, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. While cross-sectoral and cross-jurisdictional partnerships are often key to successful community and economic development, the fact remains that there are many real obstacles to collaboration, including time, turf, and trust. People naturally resi … Read more

Roads, Waistlines, Play and Community Development

April 19, 2011

John Stephens is a School of Government faculty member. How economic development and community well-being relate to environmental and human health is the focus of the state-level group Healthy Environments Collaborative (HEC).  Local community and economic development advocates and program managers … Read more

New Video about Creating a Public-Private Partnership for Economic Development

April 12, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. Economic development is a classic example of a boundary-crossing problem. Local economies are impacted by the actions of multiple jurisdictions (e.g. neighboring municipalities, county government, etc.), as well as the actions of private and nonpr … Read more

Recommended Book: Working Across Boundaries

February 8, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. His work focuses on collaborative governance and public leadership. Community economic development is a classic example of a “transboundary” issue. There is no single authority that, acting alone, can effectively address community and economic dev … Read more

Student Corner: What’s the Best Structure for an Economic Development Entity?

November 18, 2010

Suzanne Julian is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working with the STEP leadership team in Pamlico County as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. Here’s a scenario: you’re a business leader and a member o … Read more

Student Corner: Community Forestry

July 28, 2010

Matt Dudek is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, the School of Government, and a CERC intern working with the Cape Fear Council of Governments. Last week Monday Mikki Sager and Calvin Allen from the North Carolina chapter of the Conservation Fund came to speak ab … Read more

Collaborative Governance: The Case of WNC EdNET

April 13, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. To effectively address today’s public problems there is an increasing need to work through partnerships across multiple boundaries (organizational, jurisdictional, sectoral).  “Collaborative governance” has come to be the term of art for this idea … Read more

Boundary Organizations and Collaboration

November 18, 2009

Rick Morse is a faculty member at the School of Government. Have you ever heard of boundary organizations? Probably not, unless you happen to be among a small niche of academics who research the social studies of science. But the for those interested in collaboration and partnerships for community a … Read more