Governance is generally understood to involve sharing governing responsibility among the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Whereas a traditional government approach is top-down, hierarchical and operates in isolation from other stakeholders, governance cultivates horizontal, flexible relationships for policy-making.  A policy is a plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters.  

Topic Colleagues

Abdul Qadir's pictureAbdul Qadir
Waltraut Ritter's pictureWaltraut Ritter
Kweku Amankwah's pictureKweku Amankwah
Jono Catliff's pictureJono Catliff
Dawn Marsden's pictureDawn Marsden
Robert Cowley's pictureRobert Cowley
Abednigo Nzuza's pictureAbednigo Nzuza
Ray Tomalty's pictureRay Tomalty
Karen Heisler's pictureKaren Heisler
Solomon Iwegim's pictureSolomon Iwegim
Lisa Gordon's pictureLisa Gordon
Duane Fontaine's pictureDuane Fontaine
James Southwood's pictureJames Southwood
RICHARDSON CAMARA's pictureRICHARDSON CAMARA
Nastenka Calle's pictureNastenka Calle
David Galloway's pictureDavid Galloway
Deric Gruen's pictureDeric Gruen
Jeremy Murphy's pictureJeremy Murphy
Lyndsay Campbell's pictureLyndsay Campbell
Herb Barbolet's pictureHerb Barbolet
Laurie Wood's pictureLaurie Wood
Suzann Rowden's pictureSuzann Rowden
Kathrine Brekke's pictureKathrine Brekke
Moira Cryer's pictureMoira Cryer

Topic Events

2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on September 24-25, 2019 at Columbia University in New York City, USA. The theme of 2019 is “Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.” The call for abstracts is open! In order to present at ICSD you must submit an abstract by May 1. Submit an abstract: http://ic-sd.org/2019/03/04/2019-conference-call-for-abstracts/
Sep 24 to 25 2019, 9:00am - 8:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, 2920 Broadway
EDT

Topic Resources

Cities for a Resilient Recovery

Cities for a Resilient Recovery (C2R) is a coalition of cities and resilience practitioners committed to taking leadership, to embedding resilience in recovery, and to supporting each other through the recovery planning process by sharing knowledge, providing subject matter expertise, and facilitating both individual and collective action.

Building Civic Capital

"Civic capital refers to our cities’ shared assets — or resources —from which we collectively stand to derive most of our benefits, regardless of ownership.