The administration and management of environmental sustainability initiatives: a collaborative perspective
Local climate and energy issues provide fertile ground for collaboration in pursuit of shared goals, yet coordination problems can stymie their achievement. Collaborative networks enable integration of local sustainability initiatives across regions and are one mechanism available to
mitigate coordination problems and expand the access of resources to local governments. Building on the Institutional Collective Action framework, we examine the scope of the collaborative networks formed by US cities around issues of climate and energy sustainability. Drawing data from the
integrated city sustainability database, our analysis finds that the number of partners a city collaborates with on climate and energy issues is influenced by city administrative capacity and community stakeholder support; on average, cities with greater capacity and more interest group support
engage a larger number of partners. These findings have theoretical and practical implications for understanding the use of collaborative networks to resolve coordination and cooperation problems.
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integrated city sustainability database
Document Type: Research Article
School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Askew School of Public Administration, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Publication date: September 19, 2018
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