Conflict and disagreement are inevitable parts of the urban planning process. This course provides students the opportunity to learn skills and techniques of collaborative planning, the practice of engaging diverse people and groups to resolve disputes and come to agreements. Topics covered will include interest-based negotiation, stakeholder analysis, facilitation, mediation, the consensus building approach to multiparty negotiation, and the design of urban planning processes. Special attention will be paid to race, gender, and cultural diversity, as well as the role of power and expert knowledge. Students will explore these topics through in-class exercises and simulations, case analysis, readings, and discussion.
Arch. and U.P. (Taubman) » Urban and Regional Planning