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Some of my most rewarding projects have been with local committees that engage members of the community to make important decisions that affect that community or region. As I reflected on some of these facilitations, a number of insights and learnings surfaced about how to set up, support, and reward these volunteer bodies. Here are four suggestions for choosing the right people, setting the right expectations, and providing the right support right off the bat.
As energy extraction and production technology has advanced, a whole host of issues around siting arose across stakeholders. CBI outlines seven key lessons from mitigating these types of conflicts and announces a new book.
As a coastal city, San Francisco faces impacts from rising sea levels, flooding and storms, so they launch a design competition to find novel planning solutions.
Community advisory groups (CAGs) can play an important role in engaging the community to manage long-term cleanup sites. However, it's vital to set them up for success.
Joint fact finding alone is not always enough when facing issues that span over broad geographic areas and may take years to examine.
In a series of nine workshops across Massachusetts, CBI and its partners crafted a plan to explore what participants valued in their transportation future.
Sometimes designing a legitimate dispute resolution process for a company requires examining both their responsibilities as well as deeper structural problems. This is no easy thread to tie.
A comprehensive, collaborative process built by stakeholders can create solutions to conflicts over natural resource scarcity in California.
In this chapter, Larry Susskind, Pat Field, and Griffin Smith introduce joint fact-finding, or JFF, a process used to develop a common pool of information that is acceptable to all stakeholders. Using an example of a Mongolian mining process, the authors explain the steps involved in a JFF effort.
CBI works with a group of stakeholders to investigate the feasibility of a Bus Rapid Transit system, or BRT, for metro Boston.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, CBI and Horsley Witten Group lead a community-driven dialogue, or visioning process, on the impact of natural hazards and on the many challenges to life on Smith Island.
When faced with complex land use decisions, communities often become embroiled in bitter local battles. CBI and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy have found that the mutual gains approach is a better way to manage these challenging situations.