Throughout the United States, communities of all sizes are relying on a new approach to resolving land use disputes—a consensus building approach that brings all the relevant stakeholders together in a face-to-face dialogue. This course, presented by CBI and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will teach land use planning stakeholders how to build consensus on difficult land use issues. Participants will work with cases involving land development and community changes and learn about a four-stage process tailored explicitly for land use issues
This course combines the theoretical framework of consensus building with interactive simulations and exercises based on over a decades' research by the Consensus Building Institute on land use conflict prevention and resolution in the United States. The course materials incorporate practical experience from citizens, developers, planners, and land use mediators from across the United States.
Patrick Field - Managing Director
Ona Ferguson - Senior Associate
Merrick Hoben - Director, Washington DC Office, Consensus Building Institute
Stacie Nicole Smith - Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute
What Others Have Said about this course
"A great course; opened my mind to many good ideas and new perspectives. As a professional new to the field, the course provided an excellent networking and knowledge base."
- Joanna D. Ridgway, Community Affairs Representative, Oregon Dept. of Transportation
"I didn’t know what to expect with the course, but the dynamic presenters, diverse and highly intelligent fellow participants, and opportunity to do some practical problem solving exceeded my expectations. I felt it was time well spend especially with extremely limited civic training budgets."
- Andy Limbird, Planner II, City of Springfield
"Great course for day to day practical work"
- Gerry Uba, Project Manager/Principal Regional Planner
"The instructors were excellent. Obviously knowledgeable and leaders in their field. They made great use of local resources and making the course directly applicable to the local political climate and issues."
- Jeannine Rustad, Urban Planner III, City of Hillsboro
Day 1, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm