About the Project
Communities across the country, and right here in Boston are facing growing disparities in housing, wealth, educational outcomes and health, most often as a result of systemic racism. Local government and community led efforts to address these wicked problems continue to come up short.
PCGN sought to practice collaborative governance to solve the city's most pressing and public problems. PCGN reimagined how local government can partner with communities to transform policy and services in Boston. We practiced collaborative governance in a network setting and explored what it would take to support government community collaboration in an ongoing way.
People who are closest to the problems were invited as experts to co-design solutions with those who have resources and influence for those problems. The decision-making structures explored through PCGN became the framework used to develop the Transforming Narrative Social Impact Initiatives at the Engagement Lab.