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Green infrastructure is a necessary component of urban environments designed to mitigate climate instability and provide healthier living environments for urban residents. Discrimination and socio-economic status are some of the determining factors in the provision of green infrastructure, availability of green spaces, and outdoor programming available in urban communities. This paper describes an exploratory case study of the partnerships between municipal and nonprofit organizations involved in the revitalization of an impaired watershed in Richmond, Virginia. Preliminary findings suggest networking between agencies and nonprofits with strong mission alignment can increase organizational capacity by sharing specialized training and resources. Success may also be impacted by the institutional knowledge maintained in the network system and the ability to engage the community over a sustained time period.
Roller, Julia L., "Organizational Networking, Leadership, and Community Engagement: A Case Study of the Revitalization of an Impaired Watershed in Richmond, Virginia" (2021). School of Professional and Continuing Studies Nonprofit Studies Capstone Projects. 24.
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