Dubuque Gets Engaged: The Critical Role of Partnerships in Moving Sustainability Forward
This report highlights the ways in which the City of Dubuque, Iowa has utilized and institutionalized partnerships with a variety of stakeholders in order to progress the city's Sustainable Dubuque initiative. Through in-depth interviews with various local and regional partners, the report aims to shed light on similar types of partnerships that other cities could engage in, appropriate strategies to bring in partners, and creative ways to leverage partners' resources and assets in order to successfully implement a city-led, community-supported sustainability initiative.
The report consists of six case studies that highlight successful partnerships between the City of Dubuque and various stakeholders. Each case study provides background on the organization involved, and the level and type of engagement the organization had with Sustainable Dubuque. While each case study includes recommendations on how to engage a particular type of partner organization, the report also concludes with a summary of common lessons learned from across the multiple partners on strategies to progress sustainability in a community.
The case studies highlight the following organizations within the City of Dubuque:
- The Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (private, non-profit corporation)
- East Central Intergovernmental Association (council of governments)
- Sustainable City Network (private sector)
- Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (community foundation)
- Green Vision Education Program (K-12 schools)
- IBM (private sector)
For More Information:
Sustainable Community Coordinator, City of Dubuque, Iowa
Any party with an interest in an initiative.