Models of regional governance and regional collaboration

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Thu, 12/29/2005 - 20:25.

Louisville stands as a poster child for city-county governance. Recently, a group of civic leaders in Ft. Wayne visited Louisville to attend the National Conference on Collaborative Government. Here is a commentary. Read more.

You can learn more about the conference here.

On a separate note, the James Irvine Foundation has released a report looking at regional collaborations in California. Most noteworthy to me, the report concludes:

Network structures [are] an emergent form of organization involving loosely linked autonomous players connected to one another in a variety of patterns. Information and social capital flow through these networks, and the participants share heuristics, feedback, and new needs and opportunities. They serve as a kind of distributed intelligence, and they can act in a self-organizing and adaptive way even without central guidance.

You can learn more about the report here. You can download the report here.

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