Academics can help municipal leaders delve deeper into issues. We have compiled a list of some useful academic resources.
- Brubaker, D. (2008). Systems approach to organizational change and conflict. Presented at the IOA Professional Development Workshop in Vancouver, Canada.
- Carlson, C. (2009). Getting the most from a collaborative process: A workshop for public leaders.
- Coon, J. A. (n.d.). Intergovernmental cooperation. Local Government Technical Series. Albany, NY: Department of State.
- Desfosses, H. (1994). Regionalization-Who needs it? Regional Report 1, no. 1. Key Bank Center for Regional Studies, Cornell University.
- Docherty, J. (2007). Managing deep rooted/values conflicts: A guide for municipal administrators and the mediators who work with them. Edmonton, AB: Government of Alberta.
- Frug, G. E. (1999). City making: Building communities without building walls. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Jones, R. (2000). Consensus building tools for new challenges at the state and local levels. Policy Consensus Initiative.
- Jessop, B. (1997). The entrepreneurial city: Re-imaging localities, redesigning economic governance or restructuring capital. In Jewson, N. & MacGregor, S. (Eds.) Transforming cities: Contested governance and New Spatial Divisions.
- MacLeod, G. (2001). New regionalism reconsidered: Globalization and the remaking of political economic space. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 25(4), 804-829.
- Nathan, R. P. (1994, April). Keynote address: Reinventing regionalism. Presented at the Regional Plan Association Conference.