Mediating Land Use Disputes--- February 12-13, 2004

Mediating Land Use Disputes--- February 12-13, 2004

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Land use disputes tend to be among the most contentious issues facing communities throughout the United States. Local officials struggle to find ways of balancing environmental protection, economic development and private property rights. There are thousands of mediators in the U.S., but very few have the specialized knowledge and skills required to successfully mediate land use disputes.

This two-day introductory course for planners, policy makers, public officials, developers and community advocates presents practical experience and insights into negotiating and mediating solutions to conflicts over land use and community development. Through lectures, interactive exercises, gaming and simulations, participants discuss and work with cases involving land development and community growth, designing and adopting land use plans and evaluating development proposals. Questions of when and how to apply mediation to resolve land use disputes are also explored.


Lawrence Susskind, President Consensus Building Institute, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT

Merrick Hoben, Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute

Armando Carbonell, Senior Fellow and Cochairman, Department of Planning and Development, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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For more information contact:

Rob Hoff
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
MA 02138

Phone: 617-661-3016
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 20, 2004

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