Regional Problem-Solving: A Fresh Look at What Works

Regional Problem-Solving: A Fresh Look at What Works, [pdf] by Kathryn Foster and Bill Barnes (National League of Cities/ BRR, 2011).

This essay, adapted from an article we wrote for Urban Affairs Review, proposes a new way of thinking about what it takes to solve problems at the regional level. The framework, which emphasizes regional capacities and purposes instead of the traditional focus on governance structures, identifies five dimensions of regional governance.