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Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations



04/01/17: “Creating Successful Joint-Use Collaborations” article by BAISCA’s Andrew LaRowe and Mike Raible of The School Solutions Group in the September 2016 issue of School Planning and Management Magazine.

Collaboration is the art and science of combining people’s talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal.
– Leigh Thompson, Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration

In the middle of planning a major capital project you suddenly realize that another agency could combine their needs and resources with yours to plan and build this project. Either through self-censorship or lack of interest from the other agency, your idea is dead on arrival. If a potential project is identified in your community, what are the ingredients of a successful collaboration? What is necessary to facilitate a solid joint use opportunity?

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