Elizabeth Cooperman, Jiban Khuntia, Xue Ning, Strange Bedfellows: How Municipal Officials are Collaborating with Local Academics to Address the Effect of a Trade War on Sustainability, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/strange-bedfellows-municipal-officials-collaborating-local-academics-address-effect-trade-war-sustainability/) Abstract: Background Municipal government officials and local academics often work in separate worlds. Local officials often spend much of their time ensuring that the daily needs of local residents are efficiently met. Roads need to be paved; garbage needs to be picked up; clean water needs to be delivered; parks need to be maintained. Academics, in contrast, often deal with theoretical and global challenges and thought leadership around issues. In this regard Denver, Colorado is no different than other cities. Its combined city and county government attend to the infrastructure and services that all cities provide to their residents. It is also home to several academic institutions, including the Business School at the University of Colorado (CU) Denver. Most of the time city officials go about the business of governing, while CU faculty go about the business of conducting basic research or training the business leaders of the future. Denver, however, is a city that prides itself on … Topics: Sustainability