Inclusion, Collaboration and Urban Governance: Brazilian and Canadian Experiences

This book of case studies has been prepared to assist the dialogue and support the extension courses. It provides examples of collaborative governance initiatives in Brazil and Canada. Each case examines the particular issue under consideration that requires collaboration among a number of governments and organizations to achieve a solution, such as urban settlement and housing, environmental improvement, or transportation. The case then outlines the collaborative governance structure and process established to enable multiple jurisdictions and interests to work together. Third, each case describes the case outcomes, both the actions taken to address the consortium’s particular problem and the benefits or challenges of the structure. Each case concludes with some possible questions for discussion.