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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued