From contract cities to mass collaborative governance

Frank V. Zerunyan and Peter Pirnejad wrote a “Commentary” for American City & County on the Lakewood Plan.

The governance model of the Lakewood Plan, or Contract Cities, encourages interorganizational networks of public and private sectors to jointly solve policy and public administration problems. The Plan emerged from a perfect storm of conditions, which include necessity, incentives to participate in the collaboration, the social and human capital of the actors in the collaboration, the facilitative leadership of the promoters and the institutional design of its architect John Sanford Todd.

Read the full commentary here.