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CCRL & The Regional
California Regional Network
California's Regional Collaboratives are region-based civic organizations
working to improve the state's economy, quality of life, and opportunity
for all. They act as conveners and coordinators of community initiatives
and civic governance within their regions.
Civic Entrepreneur Summit
The Civic Entrepreneur Summit is an opportunity for leaders and organizations
from throughout the state of California, using innovative regional strategies
to address the State's most important challenges and opportunities, to learn
from each other as well as other state and regional leaders.
Indicators: The California Progress Project
Regional Quality of Life Indicators are tools to measure a community's well-being
and monitor progress. This data is also a catalyst for civic engagement,
educating and mobilizing residents and policymakers to action in their communities.
Through a recent report (2.9 MB, PDF)
documenting California's 14 projects and a network of practitioners, CCRL
is working to build the capacity of current and new indicator projects.
The Alliance for Regional Stewardship is a national, peer-to-peer network
of regional stewards who benefit by sharing experiences and working collaboratively
on innovative approaches to common regional challenges.
Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly Bob Hertzberg convened this commission,
chaired by CCRL President Nick Bollman, to examine some of California's most
serious immediate and long-term issues. The commission's final report, issued
in January 2002, presents a policy framework and specific recommendations
for more effective solutions at a regional scale and tailored to the unique
needs of the state's diverse regions.
- National Civic Review
79 KB PDF
- California Regional
Network: Regions Working Together for a Better California (CCRL),
3.3 MB PDF
- Telling Our Story, Measuring
Our Progress: California's Regional Quality of Life Indicator
Projects (CCRL), 3 MB PDF
If you would like to receive a hard copy
of the report ($15), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Urban America Can Prosper in a Competitive World (Neal
Revolutionaries: Igniting the Passion for Change in America's
- PolicyLink's Equitable
Development Toolkit is a set of online tools reflecting already-successful strategies
to advance regional economic and social equity
Impact of Collaborative Planning on Governance Capacity (IURD,
- Monographs from the Alliance for Regional Stewardship
- Regionalism Today:
Risks, Rewards and Unresolved Questions (Curtis Johnson and Neal Peirce, Citistates Group)
That Work: How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together (Manuel
Pastor Jr., Peter Dreier, J. Eugene Grigsby III, Marta Lopez-Garza)
- The Politics of Trust
Scan of Academic Centers and Individual Scholars Working on Regional
Issues (The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable