Resolving Land Use Disputes Decisions about community land use
An online course on resolving land use disputes can be found on our Online Education page.
Advanced Resolving Land Use Disputes
Date: November 28 - 30, 2007
Time: Full Days
Location: Cambridge, MA
Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT; Founder, Consensus Building Institute Ona Ferguson, Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute Merrick Hoben, Director, Washington DC Office of the Consensus Building Institute Patrick Field, Managing Director of the Consensus Building Institute
This interactive three-day course is designed for those who have attended "Resolving Land Use Disputes" or trained mediators with public policy dispute resolution experience. Participants explore different approaches to consensual land use decision making and deepen their understanding of assisted negotiation techniques to settle land use disputes. This course offers experienced mediators an opportunity to learn about the special problems associated with land use disputes, including infrastructure and facility siting disputes, disagreements over how to manage new development, environmental justice battles, zoning and permitting rights, and discord over the preparation of long-range resource management and land use plans.