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Regional Stewardship: A Commitment to Place

This monograph defines the concept of regional stewardship; explains why the region is the scale at which we need to address the complex issues that connect our economic, environmental and social well-being; and describes the roles that regional stewar

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Sustainable Economies and Strong Communities: Regional Chamber Strategies for Growth

In the interconnected world in which we live, it is simply impossible to address major economic and quality of life issues in a jurisdictional vacuum.  No single business—or governmental agency—can effect regional change by itself . This monograph

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Regional Stewardship and Collaborative Governance

Regional collaborative governance is a web of expectations, interactions, and ultimately responsibilities that provide the only realistic hope for meeting the complex economic, social, and environmental challenges facing regions today.  In short,

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Regional Indicators: Telling Stories, Measuring Trends, Inspiring Action

This monograph examines how indicators are being used at the regional level for a variety of purposes. In 2004, ARS conducted a regional indicators survey; this monograph includes feedback received from 21 regions regarding their own experience with re

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Regional Business Civic Organizations: Creating New Agendas for Metropolitan Competitiveness

This monographs gauges the extent to which business-led civic organizations are embracing social and economic development issues to promote overall regional economic competitiveness. A new breed of business organizations is enlisting unconventional par

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Toward a Vision of the Livable Community

What do people seek in the communities they choose to live? This monograph suggests that the concept of livability has many dimensions and exists along a continuum. Although some characteristics of livability are shared by all communities, many are sub

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Inclusive Stewardship: Emerging Collaborations Between Neighborhoods and Regions

This monograph describes the concept of inclusive stewardship, an emerging form of collaboration connecting neighborhoods, communities and regions. It distinguishes this kind of collaboration from other approaches, provides examples of it in action, an

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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Metropolitan Regional Grantmaking: Promising Practices and the Stewardship of Place

How can foundations advance the smart growth and livable communities agenda that is emerging in communities led by regional collaborative?  This monograph suggests that metropolitan regional grant making is a distinct style of philanthropy, one th

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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The Practice of Regional Stewardship: Developing Leaders for Regional Action

This monograph examines how more than two dozen regions have developed the capability over time to lead themselves into the future. It describes the common stages of regional change—initiation, mobilization, collaborative action, and sustaining success

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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The Triumph of the Regional Commons: Governing 21st Century Regional Communities

Garrett Hardin’s seminal 1968 publication “The Tragedy of the Commons” illustrated the collective disaster that can occur when each member of a commons is allowed to pursue his or her individual interests without regard to their impact on the whole.&nb

Organization: Alliance for Regional Stewardship
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