Regional Cooperation and Infrastructure
Regional cooperation and planning is important to create the framework to help guide municipalities and cities serve their communities more efficiently and strategically. Given prevalent patterns of development, where jobs are often far from home, affordable housing and public transportation can be addressed effectively only at the regional level. These efforts can simultaneously promote equity by making affordable housing available throughout the metropolitan area and, by supporting economic development, make a labor force available throughout the region. The regional cooperation category in SCOTie includes a variety of different planning types including transportation planning, service coordination, annexation guidelines and planning for large infrastructure investments.
This web site serves as the clearinghouse of principles, tools, and resources for working across boundaries to achieve regional stewardship.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy - Working Across Boundaries: People, Nature, and Regions