Planning in the Face of Conflict Surprising Possibilities of Facilitative Leadership

ISBN-10: 1611901189

ISBN-13: 9781611901184

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Authors: John F. Forester
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List price: $29.95
Publisher: American Planning Association
Publication date: 9/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
So What?: Listening to Learn, Solve Problems, and Plan Together
Method: Exploring Practice Stories
Better Governance When Interests and Values Conflict
Mediation and Collaboration in Architecture and Community Planning
An Early Discovery
A Big Breakthrough
A Traditional Tool for Reaching Consensus: Talking Circles
The Framework: Assess, Prepare, Facilitate, and Follow Through
Exploring Problem-Solving Capacity
Possibilities for Planners
Afterword
From Conflict Generation through Consensus Building Using Many of the Same Skills
Skills That Travel: Coalition Building
To Meet or Not to Meet: Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Corridor Planning I
Bridging Gaps
Building Problem-Solving Capacity
Beyond Gridlock
Neutrality
Successes and Challenges
Skills for Mediators and Negotiators
Afterword
Learning and State Policy Making
Dispute Resolution Meets Policy Analysis: Native Gathering Rights on Private Lands
The Native Hawaiian Gathering-Rights Case
"Let's Have a Study Group"
Managing Expectations
De-Emphasize Agreements, Frame Shared Questions
The Learning Curve
Checking With Constituencies
A Surprising Outcome
Choreographing Stories
Probe, Don't Presume, or Learn Before Deciding
Afterword
From Nightmare to National Implications: Off-Highway Vehicle and Parks Regulation
Inheriting History and Assessing the Conflict
Getting Going: Convening and Refraining
Mindmapping and Agenda Setting
Education
Responding to Actual Interests
Threats to the Process
Breakthrough
Lessons
Taking the Risk to Be in a Conversation
Afterword
Land Use and Community Planning
Creativity in the Face of Urban Design Conflict
Early Impressions of Possibilities: Conflict Assessment
Building Trust, Exploring the Willingness to Meet
Learning about Interests
A Promising Strategy
Convening the Parties
Framing an Agenda and the Two-Track Process Design
Taking a Walk Together
Taking Advantage of Differing Priorities
Bringing In and Guiding Additional Expertise
Public Review
Beyond the Fixed Pie: Creating Value or Joint Gains
Managing the Drift
Afterword
From Environmental to Urban to Intermunicipal Disputes
Entry to the Field: A First Nations Environmental and Economic Development Case
From Neighborhood Disputes to City Planning Issues
Learning from a Light Rail Case
From "My Expert Versus Yours" to Joint Fact Finding
Creating a Municipal Mediation Capacity
Ensuring Municipal Ownership and Control
Creating a Track Record: Municipal Annexation Cases
Institutionalized Capacity
Possibilities for City Planners
Afterword
Community Development and Governance
Facilitation, Ethnicity, and the Meaning of Place
The Swinomish Project
Planning in the Shadow of the Supreme Court's Brendale Decision
Land and Governance: Ambiguity and Safe Spaces
The Fellowship Circle Process
The Significance of Ceremony
The Challenge of Recognizing Our History in Public Processes
Ceremony as Process Design: Beyond Argument to Dialogue
Convening a Four-Day Circle Process
Taking Time to Remember, to Reconstruct Histories, and to Listen
Social Learning and Recognition
Reconciliation and Fundamental Differences
County Planning Challenges
Beginning Again
Enduring Differences, Recognizing Opportunities for Collaboration
Afterword
Collaborative Civic Design in Chelsea, Massachusetts
Divorce, Custody, and Maintenance: Mediation in Israel
Back to Massachusetts and on to MIT
Affordable Housing and Public Disputes
The Chelsea Charter Revision Experience
Designing a Participatory Process
From Meetings to Representatives to a Draft Charter to Ratification
Afterword
Environmental and Regional Planning
Consensus Building and Water Policy in San Antonio
Background: Growth and Environmental Quality, Business and Neighborhood Interests
Getting Involved in the Case
Conflict Assessment
Early Stakeholder Meetings
Building Up the Middle To Deal With Extremes
Diverse Local Leadership
Surprises After Convening
Local Knowledge and Talent
Mediation as Policy Analysis
Shared Principles
Navigating Politics As Usual
A Solution: Studying Competing Strategies
Challenges of Closure: From the Groan Zone to "We Can Do This!"
Near Consensus: A Big Breakthrough
Reflections on Power, Process, and Politics
Afterword
Facilitating the Land-Use Planning Process for Vancouver Island
Beyond Either-Or Negotiation
The Mechanics of the Mediation
Working for Inclusion
Accountability to Constituencies
Preparatory Training
Gaining Power in Negotiations
Perspectives within Groups
Ceremonies of Beginning
Ground Rules
Rephrasing and Focusing Discussions
Rescuing Discussions
Mediated Negotiations as a Forgiving Process
Interest-Based Negotiations
Consensus Recommendations and Turning Points
Recognizing Adversaries
Cycles of Community Building, Resignation, and Hope
Afterword
Deep Value Differences and Reinventing Community Problem Solving
Facilitating Statewide HIV/AIDS Policies and Priorities in Colorado
A CDC Directive Means Change
The Ad Hoc Process
The Process Takes Off
Relationship Building and the Use of Language
Warning Signs and Stumbling Blocks
Visual Tools and the Use of Celebration
A Plan Emerges, Things Heat Up
Small Group Mediation: Morality and 14 Need Statements
The Racial Divide
Picking Up the Pieces
Time to Heal Wounds
Postscript
Afterword
Activist Mediation and Public Disputes
Public Dispute Resolution, Not Environmental Mediation
Four Debates in Public Dispute Resolution
Frustrations and Rewards in Public Dispute Resolution
Afterword
Conclusion: Planning, Learning, and Governing Through Conflict
Works Cited in the Profiles
Discussion Questions
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