The Role of the Urban Matters Community of Practice within the National Park Service Public Deposited

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  • There is a growing movement in the U.S., and throughout the world, involving top down government bureaucracies or government agencies within the natural resources field, to develop new and innovative processes and structures for integrating societal viewpoints into agency decision-­making. This study examines Urban Matters, a community of practice within the National Park Service (NPS) that fits within the larger trend of collaborative processes. This community of practice receives broad support, has a large number of professionals consistently involved, and aligns with the National Park Service’s attempt to strengthen connections with stakeholders outside of the Park Service who are important in the implementation of many NPS policies. The Urban Matters community of practice was analyzed in an effort to better understand why communities of practice emerge, how they are maintained, and what impact they have on the National Park Service. The data informing this study came from interviews with 12 community of practice leaders, 17 community of practice meeting transcripts, and from planning documents used by the Urban Matters community leaders. The results from this analysis are intended to inform and guide the NPS as it continues to initiate and facilitate collaborative practices like Urban Matters.
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