Working relationships for sustainability: Improving work-based relationships in local government to bring about sustainability goals

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Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 2008, 10 (July 2012), pp. 116 - 133
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Theres no escape: we are always in relationship. Being aware of this matters. Doing something to build constructive relationships for sustainability, matters even more. This paper considers the connection between good relationships and effective sustainability work in local government. It draws on the collective experiences of four practitioners who have worked over many years in, with or for local government and argues that a good deal of project success is contingent upon the development of positive relationships with stakeholders, contractors, communities, businesses, colleagues, partners and other agencies and agency officers.
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