Module 3 Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

  • Terminological quagmire
    • Terminology associated with ‘working together’ is messy and often imprecisely employed
    • These terms are not synonymous but are closely related and it is helpful to create distinction by considering underpinning conceptual dimensions


  • Collaboration (all approaches addressed) are imperative to navigating the contemporary problem domain of sustainable communities


  • A variety of qualities make collaboration effective and efficient as well as unproductive


  • The process of collaboration​
    • Important components include: context, initial conditions, process, outcomes/impacts​
    • Feedback shapes the iterative process of collaboration  ​
    • Many approaches to collaboration are employed for sustainable communities


  • A series of case studies shared experiences with different approaches to collaboration for sustainable communities, highlighting distinctions and similarities among the approaches


  • Collaboration is not a panacea


  • Collaboration offers many benefits and challenges


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