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Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaborative Planning and Management

Richard D. Margerum


Collaborative approaches are increasingly common across a range of governance and policy areas. Single-issue, single-organization solutions often prove ineffective for complex, contentious, and diffuse problems. Collaborative efforts allow cross-jurisdictional governance and policy, involving groups that may operate on different decision-making levels. This book examines the full range of collaborative enterprises in natural resource management, urban planning, and environmental policy. The author explains the pros and cons of collaborative approaches, develops methods to test their effectiven ... More

Keywords: resource management, urban planning, environmental policy, case studies, watershed management, transportation planning, collaborative evaluation, theoretical framework

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015813
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard D. Margerum, author