Jersey City, NJUSA
Hometown: Jersey City
July 31, 2012
Collaboration is hard and I believe requires a more evolved capabilities model as is different from simply cooperating or coordinating on matters. In the work I do in applying this concept to community development and engagement activities such as team projects, I find that folks are not oriented toward "The Commons" so lots of bridgework needed; believe true collaboration requires common values focus first and getting that lined up in a diverse community has been quite the challenge.
Look forward to learning more about hybrid models and social innovation applied to governance structures; specific tools, technologies that have been applied successfully.
Hi Folks - am Chair of SustainableJC.org a Collaborative Network and Community Green Team initiative here in Jersey City; can use all the help we can get in moving culture here toward more transparent government and community collaboration.