Lawrence Susskind

Adaptation planning for cities, in particular, should be viewed as a collective risk management task. This monograph covers new tools for collaboration such as scenario planning, joint fact-finding and the use of role-play simulations to build public support in the face of high levels of uncertainty and complexity.

Lawrence Susskind , Isabelle Anguelovski

In this paper, the authors explore 14 cases of indigenous land claims, concentrating on the strategies that these First Nations have pursued and the responses they have received from the dominant cultures that surround them.

Lawrence Susskind , Mieke van der Wansem, Armando Ciccarelli

Based on the results of a national study involving 100 communities around the united states that utilized assisted negotiation in an attempt to resolve local land use disputes, this report examines the pros and cons of pursuing such processes in what is becoming an increasingly complex political environment.

This Guidebook may help you learn how other communities and regional agencies throughout the United States are approaching these kinds of land use disputes in a new way.

This paper considers psychological barriers—both cognitive barriers and construal biases— that affect the productive, “rational” consideration of plans and proposals in participatory land use decision-making.

Patrick Field , Matt Strassberg, Kate Harvey

This report examines mediation across the land use system within Vermont to determine how to identify cases where engaging in mediation may be appropriate, prior to the appeal stage.

CBI's report, Land Use Decision Making on Marthas Vineyard, examines how the principles of mediation can be applied practically to local land use decision-making.

Patrick Field , Matthew McKinney

This report by the Public Policy Research Institute at the University of Montana and the CBI provides strategies to help municipalities prevent disputes from erupting.