Building Engaged Communities — A Collaborative Leadership Approach

Smart Cities, an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of smart cities, accepted an article co-authored by Marisa and Simon.


Community engagement is essential for building smart cities. While leaders who participate in community leadership development programs create engaged communities, there is a gap in literature on the role leadership programs play in the formation of engaged communities. This conceptual paper examines the relationship between collaborative leadership and leadership development programs and their role in fostering engaged communities. Recommendations for future research on building effective leadership programs are proposed.


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