This project investigated the key inhibiting and enabling factors in coordinating efforts across the urban planning, design, and water management sectors. The research team conducted a literature review, administered a national survey, and interviewed experts in order to develop tools and strategies to help those sectors work together. Using their data, the team mapped out connections between the sectors; analyzed best practices for integration; and developed a self-assessment tool, the Bridges-to-Barriers Matrix, to improve collaboration. Case studies detail specific examples of both successful and unsuccessful collaboration efforts within each community. Published in 2018.
Appendices C and D, the Barriers-to-Bridges Matrix and the Map of Connections, respectively, are available under Web Tools.
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Originally funded as WERF project SIWM5R13