Over the past two years, the Institute at the Golden Gate has supported the National Park Service’s Urban Agenda. The Urban Agenda is a call to action for a more collaborative, interconnected, and relevant park service. As the Urban Agenda’s pilot phase comes to a close, it’s time to share out some of the lessons learned. The Institute is happy to announce the latest offering for the National Park Service’s Urban Agenda, Building a Culture of Collaboration, a handbook that supports park professionals in improving their collaborative efforts.
This handbook has ten lessons harvested from the National Park Service’s Urban Fellows and represents two years of prototyping collaboration best practices. These lessons have been practiced in real time and in real national park sites. With this handbook, park professionals should feel encouraged to begin building their own culture of collaboration – no matter if they’re from a small park with a small budget or even a rural park. These lessons are intended to kick-start a culture of collaboration – empowering parks to start where they are, start small, but most importantly, start today.
Click here to take your next steps towards a more collaborative National Park Service.
The Building a Culture of Collaboration Handbook is part of a suite of resources coming out of the Urban Agenda. All resources, including model city highlights and other tools, can be found on NPS Urban’s website.
A two page spread from the Building a Culture of Collaboration handbook.