Manging Climate Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness and Adaptation
with Danya Rumore, Carri Hulet and Patrick Field
Drawing on research from the New England Climate Adaptation Project, “Managing Climate Risks for Coastal Communities” introduces a framework for building local capacity to respond to climate change. The authors maintain that local climate adaptation efforts require collective commitments to risk management, but that many communities are not ready to take on the challenge and urgently need enhanced capacity to support climate adaptation planning. To this end, the book offers statistical assessments of one readiness enhancement strategy, using tailored role-play simulations as part of a broader engagement approach. It also introduces methods for forecasting local climate change risks, as well as for evaluating the social and political context in which collective action must take place. With extensive illustration and example engagement materials, this volume is tailored for use by researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements
with Saleem H. Ali, foreword by Zakri Abdul Hamid
Oxford University Press
Provides an accessible narrative on understanding the geopolitics of negotiating international environmental agreements and clear guidance on improving the current system.
Good for You, Great for Me: Finding the Trading Zone and Winning at Win-Win Negotiation
Public Affairs, 2014
Six strategies for handling the “claiming” part of every negotiation without undermining relationships.
Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks
RFP Press Water, 2012
This book offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are overlooked. At the heart of these conflicts are complex water networks. In managing them, science alone is insufficient and so is policy-making that doesn’t take science into account. Solutions will only emerge if a negotiated or diplomatic approach that blends science, policy, and politics is used to manage water networks.
Built to Win: Creating a World Class Negotiating Organization
with Hal Movius
Harvard Business School Press, 2009
Individual training in negotiation for corporate executives isn’t enough. A multi-pronged organizational development strategy is required to improve the quality of negotiations.
Multiparty Negotiation Volume I: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Volume II: Theory and Practice of Public Disputes Resolution, Volume III: Complex Legal Transactions, Volume IV: Organizational and International Negotiation with Larry Crump Sage Publishers, 2009 Four volumes of readings and commentary that establish multiparty negotiation as a new field of study.
The Cure for Our Broken Political Process: How We Can Get Our
Politicians to Stop Fighting and Start Resolving the Issues that Truly Matter
with Sol Erdman
Potomac Publishers, 2008
A new approach to electing the members of Congress that could lead to a system of Personally Accountable Representation.
Breaking Robert’s Rules
with Jeffrey Cruikshank
Oxford University Press, 2006
The first carefully documented alternative to Robert’s Rules (Parliamentary Procedure and Majority Rule) for use in all kinds of groups, organizations and public meetings.
Breaking Robert’s Rules Translations:
- Japanese: Introduction to Consensus Building (with Masa Matsuura and Hidiaki Shiroyama), 2007
- Dutch: It is Possible! Administrative Negotiation for Sustainable Results (with Frans Evers), 2009
- Russian: Managing Difficult Decisions in the 21st Century; Secrets of Building Consensus, or How to Make Everyone Satisfied (with Tsisana Shamlikashvili and Artur Demchuk), 2008
- Italian: Confronto Creativo (with Marianella Sclavi), 2011
- Chinese: Breaking Robert’s Rules – the effective way to build consensus, get results and run the meeting (with Andrew Lee), 2007.
- Portuguese: Susskind L, Cruickshank J, Duzert Y : Quando maioria não basta. Editora FGV. 2008.
- French: Susskind L, Duzert Y, Lempereur A. A bon processus, bon consensus. Leadership facilitateur. Editions Eyrolles. 2009.
- Spanish: Mejor Que La Mayoria (with Francisco Ingouville). 2011.
- Turkish: Title Forthcoming (with Alpan Atamer Sema). 2014.
Transboundary Environmental Negotiations
with William Moomaw
The best essays from the first ten years of the annual Papers on International Environmental Negotiation published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. New strategies for strengthening the multilateral treaty-making system.
Better Environmental Policy Studies
with Ravi Jain
Island Press, 2001
Examination of a handful of environmental policy studies that had the greatest effect on national environmental policy-making in the United States and why they were so effective.
Negotiating Environmental Agreements
with Paul Levy and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Island Press, 1999
Review of the theory of environmental dispute resolution with case studies of practice.
Negotiating on Behalf of Others
with Robert Mnookin
Sage Publications, 1999
Collection of articles contributed by colleagues at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School reviewing the role of agents and the theory of agency in a wide range of negotiations.
The Consensus Building Handbook
with Sarah McKearnan and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Winner of the Best Dispute Resolution Book of the Year Award in 2000.
Sage Publications, 1999
A review of the theory of consensus building in multiparty negotiating situations. Seventeen case studies by more than 25 authors with commentary from experts in numerous social science disciplines.
Dealing With An Angry Public
with Patrick Field
Winner of the Best Dispute Resolution Book of the Year Award in 1997.
The Free Press, 1996
(Also published in Portuguese)
A challenge to the conventional wisdom about crisis communication in corporate and governmental
settings. A new approach to resolving value-based and identity-based disputes.
Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements
Oxford University Press, 1994; 2nd Edition (with Saleem Ali) expected 2015
(Also published in Japanese in 1995, and in Arabic in 1996)
Review of the most important global environmental treaties and ways of strengthening the “treaty-making system” so that science and politics can be balanced more effectively.
Breaking the Impasse: Consensual Approaches to Resolving Public Disputes
with Jeffrey Cruikshank
Basic Books, 1987
(Also published in Chinese, 1993)
The first exposition of the theory of public dispute resolution with examples of the best ways to use mediation to resolve distributional disputes in the public policy arena.
Proposition 2 1/2: Its Impact on Massachusetts
OGH Publishers, 1983
Findings from a multi-year interdisciplinary effort to track the impacts of Massachusetts’ tax limitation law.
Paternalism, Conflict, and Co-production
with Michael Elliott
Plenum Publishers, 1983
Review of case studies of citizen involvement in local government decision-making in Europe and what the United States might learn from the European experience.
Resolving Environmental Regulatory Disputes
Schenkman Publishers, 1983 reissued by University of New York at Albany Press, 1993
Case studies of environmental regulatory disputes that suggest possible reforms in law and administration, particularly proposals for negotiated rulemaking.
The Land Use Controversy in Massachusetts
MIT Press, 1976
Guide to Graduate Education in City and Regional Planning
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 1975
Articles and Reports
The Prospects for Urban Planning Education. (With Thomas Nutt and Nicholas P. Retsinas) In the Journal of the American Institute of Planners, Vol. 36, Issue 4, July 1970: 229-241.
Guidelines for State Involvement in the Development of New Communities: Towards a State Urban Growth Strategy for Massachusetts. In Papers on National Land Use Policy, U.S. Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 1971.
The Objectives of Planning Education Re-examined. In Planning, Vol. 35, 1971.
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New Communities in a National Urban Growth Strategy. (With Gary Hack) In Technology Review, February 1972.
The Next Generation of New Towns. (With Lloyd Rodwin) In New Towns in America. Edited by James Bailey, New York: Wiley and Sons. 1973.
Planning for New Towns, The Gap between Theory and Practice. In Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 43, Issue 3-4, July 197: 291-310.. Also reprinted in The Community: Approaches and Applications, (Edited by Marcia Effrat) New York: The Free Press. 1974.
Planning for the Future of Rockport, an analysis of community needs and recommendations for action. Prepared by Citizens for Rockport, Rockport, Massachusetts with the assistance of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, 1974.
Revenue Sharing and the Lessons of the New Federalism. In Urban Law Annual, Vol. 8, 1974.
The Future of the Planning Profession. (Edited by David Godshalk) In Planning for America: Learning from Turbulence. Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Planners. 1974.
Approaches to Strengthening Planning and Management Capabilities at the State and Local Levels. In Agenda for the New Urban Age (Edited by Harvey Perloff). Chicago: American Society of Planning Officials. 1975.
Comprehensive Planning: A State-of-the-Art Review of Concepts, Methods and the Problems of Building Local Capacity. (With Anne Aylward) Housing for All Under Law: New Directions in Housing (Edited by Richard Fishman). Cambridge: Land Use and Planning Law. 1976.
Citizen Involvement in the Local Planning Process: A Handbook for Municipal Officials and Citizen Involvement Groups. Prepared for the Citizen Involvement Network, Washington, D.C. 1976.
A Call to Community Action, an analysis of community priorities and recommendations for action, prepared by the Citizen Involvement Committee, Arlington, Massachusetts with assistance of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, 1976.
Managing the Impacts of Energy Development: Strategies for Facility Siting and Compensating Impacts Communities and Individuals (Summary Report). (With Michael O’Hare) Laboratory of Architecture and Planning, 1977.
The Obstacles to Regional Resource Recovery: A Massachusetts Case Study. (With Richard Newcome) Laboratory of Architecture and Planning, December l977.
Resolving Environmental Disputes: Approaches to Intervention, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. (With James Richardson and Kathryn Hildebrand) Prepared for the American Arbitration Association and the Resource and Land Investigations Program of the U.S. Department of Interior, June 1978.
Urban and Community Impacts Analysis of the General Revenue Sharing Problem. (With the Assistance of Bernard Frieden, William Wheaton, Wanda Chin, Marc Draisen, Gail Kendall, Susan Liu, and Amy Phillipson) Cambridge: Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT. August 1979.
The Dynamics of Growth Policy Formulation and Implementation: A Massachusetts Case Study. (With Charles Perry) In Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 43, Issue 2, Spring 1979: 144-196.
Public Participation and Consumer Sovereignty in an Era of Cutback Planning. In New Directions for the Mature Metropolis: Policies and Strategies for Change. (Edited by Edward W. Hanten, Mark J. Kasoff, F. Stevens Redburn). Cambridge: Schenkman Publishing Company. 1980.
The Dangers of Preemptive Legislation: The Case of LNG Facility Siting in California. (With Stephen R. Cassella) Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1980.
Resolving Environmental Disputes. Environmental Consensus, Summer 1980.
Using Television to Resolve Environmental Disputes. Environmental Consensus, Fall 1980.
Report of the Negotiated Investment Strategy Project, The Negotiation Process. (With Frank Keefe) The Agreement, A Negotiated Investment Strategy for Columbus, Ohio, May 1980.
Citizen Participation and Consensus Building in Land Use Planning. In The Land Use Policy Debate in America. (Edited by Judy de Neufville) New York: Plenum Publishers. 1981.
Environmental Mediation and the Accountability Problem. In Vermont Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1981.
Towards a Theory of Environmental Dispute Resolution. (With Alan Weinstein) In Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, May 1981.
Planning for Balanced Growth and Development in the Commonwealth, Fourth Interim Report of the Special Commission Relative to the Effects of Growth Patterns of the Quality of Life in the Commonwealth, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Senate No. 2224, March 19, 1981.
Learning from Citizen Action and Citizen Participation in Western Europe. (With Michael Elliott) In the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 17, No. 4, Winter 1981: 497-517.
The Importance of Nonobjective Judgments in Environmental Impact Assessments. (With Louise Dunlap) In Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 1981.
Assessment of the Community Impacts on Hartford, Windsor, and Vernon, Connecticut Likely to be Caused by the Expansion of I-91, The Construction of I-291, and Development of the Buckland Commons Mall. (With Karl Kim, Rebecca Black, Oscar Fernandez, Alexander Jaegerman, Waichiro Hayashi) Laboratory of Architecture and Planning, January 1981.
IRBs and the Regulation of Social Science Research. (With Linda Vandergrift) In Human Subjects Research: A Handbook for Institutional Review Boards. New York: Plenum Publishers. 1982.
The Uses of Negotiation and Mediation in Environmental Impact Assessment. In Integrated Impact Assessment (Edited by Alan Porter and Fred Rossini ). Boulder: Westview Press. 1983.
Proposition 2 1/2: The Response to Tax Restrictions in Massachusetts. (With Cynthia Horan) In The Property Tax and Local Finance (Edited by C. Lowell Harriss). New York: Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science. 1983.
Mediated Negotiation in the Public Sector: Mediator Accountability and Public Interest Problem. In American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 27, No. 2, November/December 1983.
A Home in that Rock: Sheltering the Relocated Population. In Counterfeit Ark: Crisis Relocation for Nuclear War (Edited by Jennifer Leaning and Langley Keyes). Cambridge: Ballinger Publishers. 1984.
Mediated Negotiation in the Public Sector: The Planner as Mediator. (With Connie Ozawa) Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, August 1984.
New Approaches to Resolving Disputes in the Public Sector. (With Denise Madigan) In The Justice System Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1984.
Mediating Public Disputes. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1985.
Mediating Public Disputes: Obstacles and Possibilities. (With Connie Ozawa) In Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 41, No. 2, 1985.
Mediating Public Disputes: A Response to the Skeptics. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1985.
Mediating Scientific-Intensive Policy Disputes. (With Connie Ozawa) In the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1985.
Scorable Games: A Better Way to Teach Negotiation. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, July 1985.
Techniques for Resolving Coastal Resource Management Disputes Through Negotiation. (With Scott McCreary) In the Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 51, Issue 3, Summer 1985: 365-374.
The Theory and Practice of Negotiated Rulemaking. (with Jerry McMahon). In the Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 1985: 133-166.
The Siting Puzzle: Balancing Economic and Environmental Gains and Losses. In Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 1985.
Resolving Development Disputes: A Briefing Paper. (with Gerard McMahon and Stephanie Rolley) In Working Papers, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, November 1985.
A Sharper Focus: Defining the Common Issues in Dispute Resolution. In the Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 1986.
Evaluating Dispute Resolution Experiments. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 1986.
Improving Negotiation in the Regulatory Process. (With Alan Morgan) In Electrical Perspectives, Spring 1986.
NIDR’s State Office of Mediation Experiment. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, October 1986.
Squaring off at the Table, Not in Courts. (With Laura Van Dam) Technology Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, July 1986.
Reframing the Rationale for Downtown Linkage Programs. (With Gerald McMahon, Ellen Tohn, Stephanie Rolley) In Working Papers, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, June 1986.
Resolving Development Disputes: A Briefing Paper. In Working Paper #5, MIT Center for Real Estate and Development, November, 1986.
An Agenda for Research in Negotiation of International Environmental Issues. (With Richard Andrews) Paper presented at the Conference on Processes of International Negotiation, Laxenburg, Austria, May 18-22, 1987.
Experiments in State-Wide Office of Mediation. In Dispute Resolution Forum, National Institute for Dispute Resolution, Washington, D.C. December 1987.
Mediating Development Disputes: Some Barriers and Bridges to Successful Negotiation. (With Gerard McMahon and Stephanie Rolley) In the Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 1987: 127-150.
Negotiating Better Developing Agreements. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, January, 1987.
Mediating Conflict over Dioxin Risks of Resource Recycling: Lessons from a Flawed Process. (With Jennifer Nash) In the Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, March, 1987: 79-83.
The Prospects for Negotiating Development Agreements. In Occasional Paper, Program on Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1987.
Resolving Public Disputes: Interactive Teaching of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector. (With Eileen Babbitt) MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, 1987.
Negotiating Better Superfund Settlements: Recommendations for the Future. (With Jonathan Marks) In Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 1988: 113-132.
Proceedings of the Faculty Seminar on Risk Management: Findings and a Research Agenda. A Final Report on a Faculty Seminar. (With Steve Konkel) Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development, 1987-88.
The Siting Puzzle: Balancing Economic and Environmental Gains and Losses. In Living with LULUs (Edited by Joseph DiMento and LeRoy Graner). October, 1988.
Reframing the Rationale for Downtown Linkage Programs. (With Gerard McMahon) In Private Supply of Public Services: Evaluation of Real Estate Exactions, Linkage, and Alternative Land Policies (Edited by Rachelle Alterman). New York: University Press. 1988.
Four Important Changes in the American Approach to Environmental Regulation . In Economics and Ecology: Toward Sustainable Development (Edited by F. Archibug; and P. Nijkamp). Boston: Kluwert Academic Publishers. 1989.
Using Alternative Dispute Resolution in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Framework for Managerial Decision-making (With Eileen Babbitt and Susan Podziba) Prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Endispute, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Incineration Conflict: Addressing Public Concerns. (With Esther Siskind) In the Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 9, Number 3, September, 1989: 317-319.
Joint Training in Negotiation as a Strategy for Encouraging More Cooperative Approaches to Collective Bargaining, Final Report to the Bureau of Labor Management Relations and Cooperative Program. (With R. Friedman, C. Heckscher, C. Hunter, R. McKersie, E. Landry) August, 1990, Federal Grant #E-9-P-7-0133.
Nine Case Studies in International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited by Esther Siskind and J. William Breslin) The MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, May 1990.
An Assessment of Negotiation and Collaborative Problem Solving at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). (With S. McCreary and D. Kolb) Prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, December, 1990.
Energy Strategy: Road Map to Consensus. A report for the Board of Directors of the American Energy Assurance Council on the Substance and Process of the National Energy Consensus Experiment, November, 1990.
Imparare a Negoziare Riduce I Conflitti Ambientali. In Ambiente, Milano, Italy, No. 6, 1990.
The Salzburg Initiative. International Environmental Negotiation Network, c/o Secretariat, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.
Affordable Housing Mediation: Building Consensus for Regional Agreements in the Hartford and Greater Bridgeport Areas. (With Susan L. Podziba) In the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, July 1990.
Preparing the Next Generation of Planners. In the American Planning Association Journal, Winter 1991: 20-21. (Award for best article of the year in The Journal of the American Planning Association).
Dealing With An Angry Public. (With Ira Alterman) In the New Jersey Bell Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1991.
Changing Perspectives on the Facility Siting Processes. (with David Laws) In the Maine Policy Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1991.
The Mediator and the Judge: A Dialogue from the World of Public Disputes. In Emerging ADR Issues in State and Federal Courts (Edited by Frank E.A. Sanders). New York: American Bar Association and the Center for Public Resources. 1991.
Overcoming the Obstacles to Effective Mediation of International Disputes. (With Eileen Babbitt) In Mediation in International Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Conflict Management (Edited by Jeffrey Rubin and Jacob Berkovitz). London: MacMillan Publishers. 1992.
Negotiating More Effective International Environmental Agreements. (With Connie Ozawa) In The International Politics of the Environment (Edited by Andrew Hurrell and Benedict Kingsbury). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1992.
The Art of Environmental Diplomacy: How Negotiation Works at Home and Abroad. (With Donna L. McDaniel) In The Rotarian, April 1992.
Keynote Address. In Working Together: New Ways of Resolving Local Development Disputes. Proceedings of a Conference held April 10-12, Victoria, British, Columbia, 1992.
International Environmental Treating Making. (Edited with Eric Jay Dolin and J. William Breslin) Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 1992.
Papers on International Environmental Negotiation, Volume III. (Edited with William R. Moomaw and Adil Najam) Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 1993.
A Superb Book: Commentary on Guy Benveniste’s Mastering the Politics of Planning. (Edited by Jerome Kaufman) In Planning Theory, Vol. 4 Summer, 1993.
Mediated Negotiation in the Public Sector: The Planner as Mediator. (With Connie Ozawa) In Negotiation Theory and Practice 2nd edition (Edited by J. William Breslin and Jeffrey Z). Cambridge: Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. 1993: 401-418
When ADR Becomes the Law: A Review of Federal Practice (With Eileen F. Babbitt and Phyllis N. Segal) In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 1994.
Siting Solid Waste Management Facilities in the U.S. (With David Laws) In the Handbook of Solid Waste Management (Edited by George Tchobanoglous and Frank Kreith). New York: McGraw-Hill. 1994. (Association of American Publishers award for the Outstanding Engineering Handbook for 1994.).
Special Issue: Environmental Decision-Making in Central and Eastern Europe. In Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 14, No. 2/3, March/May 1994.
The Uses and Organization of Environmental Policy Studies. (With Paul Schimek and Kathleen Merrigan) For the Army Environmental Policy Institute, March 10, 1994. Federal Contract #DACA 88-92-D-0006.0004.
What Will it Take to Ensure Effective Global Environmental Management? A Reassessment of Regime-building Accomplishments. In Negotiating International Regimes, Lessons Learned from the Untied Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (Edited by Bertran Specter, Gunnar Sjöstedt, I. William Zartman). London: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. 1994.
Making Talk Work: Profiles of Mediators Deborah M. Kolb and Associates. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994. (Chapter describing Lawrence Susskind’s practice of public dispute mediation by John Forester).
Papers on International Environmental Negotiation Volume IV. (Edited by William R. Moomaw and Adil Najam) Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 1994.
Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making: A report of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Environmental Law for the Division for Public Services. Washington, D.C. 1994.
Enlightened Conflict Resolution. (With Sarah McKearnan) In Technology Review, April 1995: 70-72.
Barriers to Effective Treaty Making. In Barriers to Conflict Resolution (Edited by Kenneth Arrow, Robert H. Mnookin, Lee Ross, Amos Tversky, and Robert Wilson). New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 1995.
Partnering, Consensus Building, and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Current Uses and Opportunities in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Consensus Building Institute for the Fort Belfor, VA: Office of Counsel and the Institute for Water Resources, U. S. Army Corps if Engineers, 1995.
Consensus Building Unlocks Path to Smooth Community Relations. (With Sarah McKearnan) In Corporate Legal Times, June 1995: 29-31.
Public Dispute Resolution in the United States: Past, Present, and Future. (With Sarah McKearnan) Working Paper 95-7. Camrbidge: Program on Negotiation. 1995.
How Industry Can Avoid Escalating Battles With Regulators and Public Interest Groups. (With With Sarah McKearnan) In Alternatives, Vol. 13, No. 10, October 1995: 130-131.
Papers on International Environmental Negotiation Volume V. (Edited with William R. Moomaw and Janet L. Sawin) Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 1995.
Congress Can Win Respect, Legislate Better, By Learning About Consensus from Business. (With Sol Erdman) In Alternatives, Vol. 13, No. 11, November 1995: 139.
Environmental Mediation Theory and Practice Reconsidered. Keynote Address presented at the Workshop on Environmental Mediation and Negotiation – Sharing Experiences Through Case Studies, The International Academy of the Environment, Geneva Switzerland held 13 November 1995.
Risks & Justice: Rethinking the Concept of Compensation. (With Howard Raiffa and Patrick Field) In the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 1996.
Managing Urban Sustainability: An Introduction to the Special Issue. (With Marina Alberti) In the Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 16, No. 4/6, July/November 1996.
Evaluation of State Level Iniatives. (With Coralie Cooper) ETP-97-03, Environmental Technology and Public Policy Project, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1997.
Use of Mediation to Resolve Wetlands Appeal Cases. (With Sarah McKearnan) Report to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
The Risks and Advantages of Agency Discretion: Evidence from EPA’s Project XL. (With Joshua Secunda and Gabriela M. Krockmalnic) ETP-97-02, Environmental Technology and Public Policy Project, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Multi-Party Public Policy Mediation: A Separate Breed. In Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, Fall 1997.
The Risks and Advantages of Agency Discretion: Evidence from EPA’s Project XL. (with Joshua Secunda and Gabriela Krockmalnic) MIT Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program Publication ETP 97-02, 1997.
A Review of Three State Initiatives to Encourage the Use of Innovative Environmental Technologies. (with Coralie Cooper) Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997.
A Report of the Schlangenbad Workshop on Climate Change, 17 – 19 October 1997. (with Abram Chayes, William Moomaw, Kilaparti Ramakrishna) The Consensus Building Institute, 1997.
Report on the Mediation Workshop for Canadian Administrative Tribunals, Held 30 – 31 October 1997, Edmonton, Alberta, Sponsored by the Alberta Environmental Appeal Board. The Consensus Building Institute, 1997.
Helping Adaptive Management To Work Within EPA. (with Joshua Secunda) UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Spring 1999; excerpt published in the International Environmental Management Systems Journal, August 1998; originally published as Working Papers by the Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 1998.
Innovations in International Environmental Negotiation, Volume 6, Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited with William Moomaw and Teresa L. Hill.) Program on Negotiation, 1998.
Global Environment: Negotiating Its Future, Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited with William Moomaw and Teresa L. Hill) Program on Negotiation, 1998.
The Risks and the Advantages of Agency Discretion: Evidence From EPA’s Project. (with Joshua Secunda) In the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Fall 1998 and Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ETP 97-02a , February 1998.
Living Uncertainty: The Case of Union Carbide and USEPA’s New Chemicals Program. (with Amy Pfeiffer) MIT Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program Publication ETP 98-02, 1998.
Report of the Pre-COP Informal Workshop on Climate Change, Buenos Aires. (with William Moomaw, Kilaparti Ramakrishna, and Janet Martinez) The Consensus Building Institute, 1998.
The Risks and the Advantages of Agency Discretion: Evidence From EPA’s Project XL. (with Joshua Secunda) In the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Fall 1998 and Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1998.
Environmental Dispute Resolution: The American Experience. (with Joshua Secunda) In Environmental Conflict Resolution (Edited by Chris Napier). London: Cameron May. 1998.
Environmental Planning: The Changing Demands Of Effective Practice, and Planning Practice and Planning Education. In the Profession of City Planning: Changes, Successes, Failures and Challenges (1950 – 2000)(Edited by Lloyd Rodwin and Bish Sanyal). New Brunswick: Center for Urban Policy and Research, Rutgers. 1999.
Mediating Land Use Disputes: A Handbook for Local Officials. (with Mieke van der Wansem and Armand Ciccareli) Cambridge: Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. 1999.
New Directions in International Environmental Negotiation, Volume 8, Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited with William Moomaw) Harvard Program on Negotiations, 1999.
Using Simulations to Teach Negotiation: Pedagogical Theory and Practice. (with Jason Corburn) Program on Negotiations Working Paper. Cambridge: Harvard Program on Negotiations. 1999.
The Evolution of Public Policy Resolution. (with Sarah McKearnan) In the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research, Vol.16, No. 2, Summer 1999.
International Environmental Negotiation: An Integrative Approach, Volume 9, Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited with William Moomaw and Kevin Gallagher) Cambridge: Harvard Program on Negotiations. 1999.
Building Consensus. In the Boston Review of Literature, Vol. 24, No. 5, October/November, 1999.
Using Assisted Negotiation to Settle Land Use Disputes, A Guidebook for Public Officials. (with Ole Amundsen, Masahiro Matsuura, Marshall Kaplan, and David Lampe) Cambridge: Consensus Building Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 1999.
Breakthrough Bargaining. (with Sol Erdman) In State Government News, October, 1999.
Seeking Operational Flexibility and Pollution Prevention Under Title V of the Clean Air Act: EPA’s P4 Program. (with Michael Crow and Amy Pfeiffer) MIT Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program Publication ETP 99-01, 1999.
Using Mediation in Canadian Environmental Tribunals: Opportunities and Best Practices. (with Matthew Taylor, Patrick Field, and William Tilleman) Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 1999.
“Improving” Project XL: Helping Adaptive Management to Work Within EPA. (with Joshua Secunda) In the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1998/1999.
Mapping the Dispute Resolution Field. In the NeXus: Journal of Peace, Conflict and Social Change, Spring/Fall 1999.
Teaching Negotiation in Public Policy and Planning. (with Boyd Fuller) From the Negotiation Pedagogy: A Research Survey of Four Disciplines, Program on Negotiaton, Hewlett Conference 2000: Focus on Negotiation Pedagogy, Cambridge, MA, March 2000.
Super-Optimization: A New Approach to National Environmental Policy-Making. In Policy Evaluation, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Spring 2000.
Mediating Land Use Disputes: Pros and Cons. (with Mieke van der Wansem and Armand Ciccarelli) Cambridge: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 2000.
Confessions of a Public Dispute Mediator. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2000.
Building Consensus. In Beyond Backyard Environmentalism. (Edited by Joshua Cohen & Joel Rogers for Boston Review) Boston: Beacon Press. 2000.
Seeking Operational Flexibility and Pollution Prevention Under Title V of the Clean Air Act: EPA’s P4 Program. (with Michael Crow and Amy Pfeiffer) In Environmental Engineering and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, August 2000.
Using Simulations to Teach Negotiation: Pedagogical Theory and Practice. (With Jason Corburn) Simulation und Planspiel in den Sozialwissenschaften, (Herz, Dietmar & Andreas Blätte, eds Eine Bestandsaufnahme der internationalen Diskussion) MEster: Lit Verlag. 2000.
Parallel Informal Negotiation: An Alternative to Second Track Diplomacy. (with Janet Martinez) In International Negotiation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2000.
Do International Environmental Summits and Conventions Make A Difference? Improvements for the International Treaty-making System. (With Elisabeth Corell) In Currents, No. 22, June 2000.
Consensus Building for Family Foundations (With Janet Martinez), PON Working Paper 00-1, Program on Negotiation, Cambridge, MA, 2000.
“Good Offices” in a War-Weary World: A Review of the Practice and Promise of Track One and A Half. (With Michél Ferenz) Program on Negotiation Working Paper 01-01. Cambridge: Harvard Program on Negotiation. 2001.
Public Entrepreneurship Networks. (with David Laws, James Abrams, Jonna Anderson, Ginette Chapman, Emily Rubenstein, and Jaisel Vadgama) MIT Environmental Technology and Public Policy Program Publication ETP 01-01, 2001.
The Secondary Effects of Environmental Justice Litigation: The Case of West Dallas Coalition for Environmental Justice v. EPA. (with Greg Macey) In the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 20, 2001: 431-477.
Could Florida Election Dispute Have Been Mediated? Yes: Mediation would have produced a much more legitimate outcome. In Dispute Resolution Magazine, Winter 2002: 8 – 11.
Can America’s Democracy be Improved? (with Liora Zion) Cambridge: The Consensus Building Institute. 2002.
Environmental Justice: Reviewing Options, Building Leverage, Conference Proceedings. (with Gregg Macey) Harvard Program on Negotiation Working Paper. Cambridge: Harvard Program on Negotiations. 2002.
Emerging Issues on the Global Environmental Frontier, Volume 11, Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. (Edited with William Moomaw and Teresa L. Hill) Program on Negotiation. 2002.
The Important Role of Consensus Building in Planning for Smart Growth. (With Alexis Gensberg) The Consensus Building Institute Working Paper. 2002.
Overcoming the Barriers to Environmental Dispute Resolution in Canada. (with Darshan Brach, Patrick Field, and William Tilleman) In the Canadian Bar Review, Vol. 81, August 2002: 396-430.
Super-Optimization: A New Approach to National Environmental Policymaking. In the Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation (Edited by Stuart S. Nagel). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. 2002.
Multistakeholder Dialogue at the Global Scale. (with Boyd W. Fuller, Michéle Ferenz, David Fairman) In the International Negotiation Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2003: 235-266.
Mediating Land Use Disputes in the United States: Pros and Cons. (With Mieke van der Wansem and Armand Ciccareli) In Environments: a Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Issue on Collaborative Planning and Sustainable Resource Management: The North American Experience, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2003: 39-58.
Using Dispute Resolution Techniques to Address Environmental Justice Concerns: Case Studies. Prepared by Consensus Building Institute for the US EPA Office of Environmental Justice, 2003.
What Do We Know about Training World Class Negotiators? (With Louis Carter) In the Change Champion’s Fieldguide (Edited by Warner Burke, Jim Bolt, Marshall Goldsmith, and David Ulrich) New York: Best Practice Publications. 2003: 96 – 108.
Comments on Adaptive Governance and Florida’s Water Conflicts.
When an Angry Public Wants to be Heard. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2003.
First, Find the Facts. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 12, Dec 2003.
Can America’s Democracy Be Improved. (With Liora Zion) Working Paper. Cambridge, MA: Consensus Building Institute and MIT-Harvard Dispute Resolution Program, 2004.
Expanding the Ethical Obligations of the Mediator: Mediator Accountability to Parties Not at the Table. (With Carrie Menkel Meadow and Michael Wheeler) In What’s Fair, Ethics for Negotiators. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2004: 513-518.
Making Regional Policy Dialogues Work: A Credo for Metro-Scale Consensus Building. (With Merrick Hoben) In the Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal, Vol. 12, No.2, Spring 2004.
Winning and Blocking Coalitions: Bring Both to a Crowded Table. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2004.
When You Shouldn’t Go It Alone. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 3, March 2004.
Divided, You’ll Fall: Managing Conflict Within the Ranks. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 6, June 2004.
Negotiation Training: Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 8, August 2004.
What Gets Lost in Translation. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 9, September 2004.
Stubborn or Irrational? How to Cope with a Difficult Negotiating Partner. In the Trading Zone, Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 12, December 2004.
Arguing, Bargaining and Getting Agreement. In the Oxford Handbook of Public Policy (Edited by Michael Moran, Martin Rein, and Robert E. Goodin). New York: Oxford University Press. 2005.
Consensus Building and ADR: Why They Are Not the Same Thing! In the Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Edited by Michael L. Moffitt and Robert C. Bordone). San Francisco: Jossey-Boss. 2005.
Negotiating Strategic Alliances: How to adjust your approach when bargaining with a partner who’s key to your strategy. In the Supply Chain Strategy, April 2005: 10-11.
Religious and Ideological Dimensions of the Israeli Settlements Issue: Reframing the Narrative? (With Hillel Levine, Gideon Aran, Shlomo Kaniel, Yair Sheleg, and Moshe Halbertal) In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 2, April 2005: 171-191.
Don’t Like Surprises? Hedge Your Bets with Contingent Agreements No One Can Predict the Future. But you can Protect your Accord by Using Contingent Agreements that Anticipate Potential Changes. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan 2005.
Handle with Care: Negotiating Strategic Alliances How to Adjust Your Approach When Bargaining With a Partner Who’s Key to Your Strategy. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 4, Apr 2004.
Breaking Robert’s Rules: Consensus-Building Techniques for Group Decision Making. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2005.
Negotiating with a 900-pound Gorilla: Faced with Taking the Other Side’s Offer or Being Squeezed Out of the Market? Here’s How to Expand your Options. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 2, February 2006: 3-5.
Can Public Policy Dispute Resolution Meet the Challenges Set by Deliberative Democracy? In the Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter 2006: 5-6.
What’s Special About Technology Negotiations: High-tech negotiations present particular challenges. Here are three steps to take to surmount them. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 9, No.5, May 2006.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Distinguished Educator Award –Acceptance Speech. In the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 25, No. 3, Spring 2006: 329-330.
Negotiating for Continuous Improvement: How to help your managers—and your company—learn from each negotiating experience. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, June 2006.
Breaking Robert’s Rules: Consensus-Building Techniques for Group Decision Making. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 2006: 351-355.
Bring Talks Back on Track with Facilitation – When tempers flare and anarchy threatens, an outside expert can increase the productivity of group negotiations. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 9, September 2006.
Think Fast! Expect the Unexpected at the Bargaining Table Practice the element of surprise—and turn moments of panic into opportunities for value creation. In the Harvard Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 11, November 2006.
CONFLICT ASSESSMENT REPORT: Development Disputes in Kseife and Um Batin
(An analysis of Conflicts Between the Government of Israel and Bedouin Stakeholders in the Negev Desert Region of Israel) published by The Consensus Building Institute, December 2006
Introduction. (With William Moomaw) In the Papers on International Environmental Negotiation: Ensuring a Sustainable Future, Vol.15, 2006.
Integrating Scientific Information, Stakeholder Interests, and Political Concerns in Resource and Environmental Planning and Management.(With Patrick Field, and Mieke van der Wansem) In Integrated Resource and Environmental Management: Concepts and Practice (Edited by Kevin S. Hanna and D. Scott Slocombe). Cambridge: Oxford University Press. 2007.
A Dialogue, Not A Diatribe Effective Integration of Science and Policy through Joint Fact Finding. (With Herman Karl and Katherine Wallace) In Environment, Vol.49, February, 2007: 20-34.
Papers on International Environmental Negotiation, Volume 16: Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Treaty-making System. (Edited with William Moomaw). Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 2007.
Keynote Address: Consensus Building, Public Dispute Resolution, and Social Justice. In the Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 35, Issue 1, January 2007: 185-203.
What Theorists Have to Say to Public Dispute Resolution Practitioners. (With Noah Susskind) In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 24, Issue 2, April 2008: 201-209.
How to Reach Fairer and More Sustainable Agreements. (With Catherine Ashcraft) In Negotiate: Overcoming Power Differences in Water Management Negotiations (￼￼￼￼￼Edited by John Dore, Julia Robinson and Mark Smith). Gland: International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2008.
Strengthening the Global Environmental Treaty System. In Issues in Science and Technology, Vol. 25, Issue 1, Fall 2008.
Addressing the Land Claims of Indigenous People. (With Isabelle Anguelovski). Cambridge: MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice. 2008.
Papers on International Environmental Negotiation, Volume XVII. (Edited with William R. Moomaw) Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, 2009.
New Approaches to Consensus Building and Speeding up Large-Scale Energy Infrastructure Projects. (With Jonathan Raab) Presented at the Conference on The Expansion of the German Transmission Grid, Gottingen University, Germany. June 23, 2009.
Twenty-five Years Ago and Twenty-five Years from Now: The Future of Public Dispute Resolution. In the Negotiation Journal, Vol. 25, Issue 4, October 2009: 551-557.
Deliberative Democracy And Dispute Resolution. In Ohio State Journal On Dispute Resolution, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2009: 1-12.
The Environment and Environmentalism. In Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice. (Edited by Gary Hack, Eugénie L. Birch, Paul H. Sedway and Mitchell J. Silver) Washington D.C.: ICMA Press. 2009: 74-80.
Policy & Practice Responding to the Risks Posed by Climate Change: Cities Have No Choice But to Adapt. In Town Planning Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2010: 217-235.
Winning Public Support for Addressing Climate Change. (With Evan Paul) In the Solutions Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010: 44-48.
Looking at Negotiation and Dispute Resolution through a CA/DA Lens. In Negotiation Journal, Volume 26, Issue 2, April 2010: 163-166.
Communication and Negotiation How Talk Works: Studying Negotiation Interaction (with Phillip Glenn) In Negotiation Journal, Volume 26, Issue 2, April 2010: 117-123.
Consensus Building. (With Catherine Ashcraft) In Negotiate: Reaching Agreements Over Water. Gland: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 2010: 59-75.
Managing Risk: Helping Cities in Massachusetts Adapt to Climate Change (With Tyler Corson-Rikert, Evan Thomas Paul, Jessica Agatstein, Ka Hei Fioni Cheung, Cristen Chinea, Susan Schwartz), Working Paper, MIT–USGS Science Impact Collaborative, May 2010.
Complexity Science and Collaborative Decision Making. In Negotiation Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 3, July 2010: 367-370.
Collaborative planning and adaptive management in Glen Canyon: A cautionary tale. (with Alejandro E. Camacho and Todd Schenk) In Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2010: 1-55.
Reconciliation vs. Resolution: the Logic of Mediating Values- and Identity-Based Disputes. In Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 2, Winter 2011: 24-26.
Learning the Art and Science of Negotiation: Tools for All User Fee Stakeholders. In PDUFA and the Expansion of FDA User Fees: Lessons from Negotiators (Edited by Nancy Bradish Myers and Anne Petruska McNickle). Washington D.C.: The Food and Drug Law Institute. 2011: 105-123.
Learning from Practice in the Face of Conflict and Integrating Technical Expertise with Participatory Planning: Critical Commentaries on the Practice of Planner-Architect Laurence Sherman Mediation and Collaboration in Architecture and Community Planning: A Profile of Larry Sherman Practical Elements of Facilitative Leadership and Collaborative Problem Solving Where Do Collaborative Planning Instincts Come From? Lessons from the Field Words, Bodies, Things. (With John Forester, Karen Umemoto, Masahiro Matsuura, Giancarlo Paba, Camilla Perrone, and Raine Mäntysalo) In Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 2011: pp. 302-303.
Hoping to avoid or resolve a dispute? First fix your contract: Negotiators would be wise to distinguish between control and coordination provisions when drafting contracts. In Negotiation Newsletter, Vol. 14, No.12, December 2011.
Panel Discussion-Core Values of Dispute Resolution: Is Neutrality Necessary? (With Bernard Mayer, Joseph Stulberg, John Lande) In
The Mercury Negotiation Simulation. (With Leah Stokes and Noelle Selin) Harvard Program on Negotiation. Last updated 14 November 2011.
A Critical Assessment of Collaborative Adaptive Management in Practice. (With Alejandro E. Camacho and Todd Schenk) In Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 49, Issue 1, February 2012: 47-51.
Environmental Policy Evaluation And The Prospects For Public Learning (With Alexis Schulman) Oxford Handbook of Environmental Policy, Oxford University Press, 2012.
What is Consensus? (With Jeffrey Cruikshank) In Multi-Party Dispute Resolution, Democracy and Decision-Making Volume II (Edited by Carrie Menkel-Meadow). Burlington: Ashgate Publishing. 2012.
The Role of Civil Society in Hydropower Development in Chile. Working Paper, MIT Science Impact Collaborative, revised July 2012.
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Development of Hydroelectricity in Chile. Working Paper, MIT Science Impact Collaborative, revised July 2012.
Hydropower Conflict in Southern Chile: Current and Alternative Governance Strategies. Working Paper, MIT Science Impact Collaborative revised July 2012.
Water Diplomacy: Creating Value and Building Trust in Transboundary Water Negotiations. (With Shafiqul Islam) In Science and Diplomacy, Vol. 1, No. 3, September 2012.
Building Consensus for Sustainable Development. (With Mattijs van Maasakkers) Sustainable Development Drivers: The Role of Leadership in Government, Business and NGO Performance (Edited by Kees Zoeteman). Amsterdam: Edward Elgar Publisher. 2012.
Personal Perspectives: An Interview with Lawrence Susskind. In Tan Pan: The Chinese-English Journal on Negotiation, Vol. 1, Issue 1, November 2012.
The Consensus Building Approach. In AGORA Autostrade per I’Italia, Volume 1, No. 1, December 2012: 10-16.
Core Values of Dispute Resolution: Is Neutrality Necessary? (With Joshua Stulberg, John Lande and Bernard Mayer) Marquette Law Review, Vol. 95, Issue 3, Spring 2012: 806-828.
Dealing with an Angrier Public – Part One. (With Patrick Field) In ACResolutions Magazine, Vol. 12, Issue 3, Summer 2012.
Dealing with an Angrier Public – Part Two. (With Patrick Field) In ACResolutions Magazine, Vol. 12, Issue 4, Fall 2012: 11-13.
Review of Power and Water in the Middle East: The Hidden Politics of the Palestinian–Israeli Water Conflict. By Mark Zeitoun. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 21 December 2012.
Review of Beyond Consensus Improving Collaborative Planning and Management. By Richard Margerum. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 3 October 2012.
Conflict and Stakeholder Participation in Hydropower Development in Chile. (With Teodoro Kausal and Jose Alywin) Last revised January 2013. Also in Spanish: Conflictos y la Participacion de los Actores en el Desarrollo Hidroeletrico Chileno. MIT Science Impact Collaborative Working Paper
Making Collective Climate Adaptation Decisions in the Wake of Hurrican Sandy: Can Games Make a Difference? (With Danya Rumore) In the Solutions Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 1, February 2013.
Confessions of a Pracademic: Searching for a Virtuous Cycle of Theory-building, Teaching and Action Research. In Negotiation Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 2013: 225-237.
Water and Democracy: New Roles for Civil Society in Water Governance. In Journal of Water and International Development, Vol. 29, Issue 4, June 2013: 666-677.
Can Games Really Change the Course of History? (with Todd Schenk), accepted by Negociacion Journal, Last updated 28 February 2013.
What Do We Know About Training World-Class Negotiators? in The Change Champion’s Field Guide: Strategies and Tools for Leading Change in Your Organization, 2nd edition. (Edited by Louis Carter, David Ulrich and Marshall Goldsmith). Wiley, 2013.
Review of The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in Places We Live. By Brian Stone Jr. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 27 September 2013.
Review of Water, Ecosystems and Society: A Confluence of Disciplines. By Jayanta Bandyopadhyay. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 24 June 2013.
Review of Technology, Globalization And Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State. By Nicholas A. Ashford and Ralph P. Hall. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 23 May 2013.
Review of Water Security: Principals, Perspectives and Practices. Edited by Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun and Declan Conway. Anthem EnviroExperts Review. Last updated 4 January 2014.
New England Climate Adaptation Project: Summary Climate Change Risk Assessments for Dover, New Hampshire; Barnstable, Massachusetts; Wells, Maine and Cranston, Rhode Island. (With Patrick Field, Danya Rumore, Carri Hulet, Cameron Wake, Paul Kirshen and Michal Russo) Produced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative, Consensus Building Institute and National Estuarine Research Reserve System. March 2014.
Judicial Dispute Resolution: An Approach Evolving to Suit Litigants’ Needs. In Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 3, Spring 2014.
The Cost of Contentiousness: A Status Report on Offshore Wind in the Eastern United States. (With Ryan Cook) Available on the Social Science Research Network. Last updated 9 March 2014.
New England Climate Adaptation Project: Case Studies Dover, New Hampshire; Barnstable, Massachusetts; Wells, Maine and Cranston, Rhode Island. (With Patrick Field, Danya Rumore, Carri Hulet, Cameron Wake, Paul Kirshen and Michal Russo) Produced by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative, Consensus Building Institute and National Estuarine Research Reserve System. August 2014.
The Future of Hydropower in Chile. (With Teodoro Kausel, José Aylwin and Elizabeth Fierman) In Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 32, No. 4, November 2014.
Boston’s Preparedness Efforts: Questionnaire as an Innovative Approach to the Complex Question of Climate Preparedness. (With Melissa Suzel Deas) In Planning and Environmental Law, TBD.
Understanding the water crisis in Africa and the Middle East: How can science inform policy and practice? (With Shafiqul Islam) Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 71, No. 2, 2015.
La plupart des personnes entament les negociations sans veritable preparation. Le Monde de L’Intelligence, No. 40, Janvier/Fevrier 2015.
Boston’s Preparedness Efforts: A Simple Questionnaire as an Innovative Approach to the Complex Question of Climate Preparedness. Planning, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2015.
Foreign Direct Investment in Mandoa. (With Michèle Ferenz, Stan Byers and David Fairman) Developing countries designing a foreign direct investment strategy, highlighting the obstacles and opportunities presented by the imperative to integrate – and strike a balance among – the three pillars of sustainable development: economy, society, and environment.
Rim Sim. A 6-hour, 12-party negotiation that focuses on creating a framework for disaster recovery efforts.
Land use Dispute at Lighthouse Point
(With Patrick Field, Messich Homar)
A team meets to consider whether a consensus building approach is the appropriate method to deal with a problem involving beach access.
Pursuing Environmental Justice in the Shadow of a Joint Venture: The Titanic-Small Oil Inc. Appeal (With Gregg P. Macey, Patrick Field)
A 6-party negotiation with 2 coalitions negotiating over the development of an oil refining project near a residential area.
Brachton Collective Bargaining Exercise (With Michael Wheeler)
A three member union team and a three member school committee team negotiate over teachers’ employment contracts. Parties must deal with both inter-party and intra-party dynamics.
Building a Knowledge Partnership in Bohar City (With Catherine Ashcraft, Mieke van der Wansem)
Two teams of five and one facilitator must develop a research partnership to address the needs of city in a developing country suffering from air pollution problems.
Franklin Family Foundation and Westbrook Regional School District (With Katherine Preston)
A school board and a community group meet separately and then jointly, to decide upon how to deal with the issue of ethnic minority students under-performing in comparison with their white peers.
Puerto Mauricio’s Development Conflict (With Mieke van der Wansem, Tracy Dyke) Consensus Building Institute and Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
A two-part, eight-party, multi-issue policy negotiation between stakeholders in a local development dispute (Part I) and between local representatives and national ministry representatives (Part II)
Framing a Joint Fact Finding Mission Statement in a Contested Ecosystem Management Situation (With Marco Boscolo, Mieke van der Wansem)
7 stakeholders and 1 facilitator meet to discuss how to proceed with a fact finding mission regarding the likely impact of road construction through a forest environment.
Joint Fact Finding Process Design for Improving Fish Stock Assessment Methodology (With Lawrence Dixon, Mieke van der Wansem)
Members of the New England Federal Fisheries Scientists Center meet to discuss the organization of a joint fact finding task force to address the questions to do with depleted fishing stocks.
Ground-Level Ozone: A Negotiated Rule-Making Process on Varara’s Air Pollution Crisis (with Dong-Young Kim, Javier Warman, Jedidiah H. Horne)
Offshore Wind Farm Game (With MIT Students at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Dr. Herman Karl)
A role-play simulation that examines the scientific and political conflicts surrounding offshore wind energy development.
Telecom Services (With Beth Doherty)
Data Voice markets telecommunications (“telecom”) services to residential and business customers. This year, a small firm called Consulting Integration needs to renew and adjust its telecom services contract with Data Voice.
Technology Equipment Partners (With Tracy Brenner)
CSX and Future Power Industry: Prepared for CSX Transportation
Consensus Building Institute
Multiparty Negotiation Exercise: World Trade Center Redevelopment prepared for 2007 Annual Meeting of the Center for Public Resources (CPR)
Owls Role Play Simulation: Framing a Joint Fact Finding Mission Statement in a Contested Ecosystem Management Situation
Fisheries Role Play Simulation: Joint Fact Finding Simulation – A New Discovery in the Fishery
Long River: Confronting the Challenges of Instream Flow (With Catherine Ashcraft)
A six-party, seven-person, multi-issue mediation among representatives of governmental, business, environmental, recreational, and tribal interests regarding a dispute over developing an instream flow action plan
Building Coast-Smart Communities
A multi-party negotiation game aimed at helping Maryland coastal communities understand the moves they can make (and their implied costs) in an effort to adapt to and blunt the adverse impacts of climate change.
Williams v. Northville
This is a five-person, non-scorable negotiation simulation focused on mediating values-based legal disputes, specifically disputes involving potentially conflicting interests around issues of homosexuality and religious faith. Based on a real case, this simulation focuses on a dispute between a public school and parents over classroom discussions and materials depicting same-sex couples and their families. It also explores the role of attorneys representing their clients in negotiated agreements around values-based disputes.
Ellis v. MacroB
This is a five-person, non-scorable simulation focused on mediating values-based legal disputes; specifically, disputes involving potentially conflicting values and interests around issues of homosexuality and religious faith. Based on a real case, this simulation focuses on a dispute between an employee and his/her employer, a large, privately-held software company. It also explores the role of attorneys representing their clients in negotiated agreements around values-based disputes.
The Springfield Outfest
This simulation focuses on a dispute between two private organizations and a city over speech rights that will or won’t be granted as part of a permit for a festival on city property. It also explores the role of attorneys representing their clients in negotiated agreements around values-based disputes.
River and stream levels have been remarkably volatile in the region around Evantown for the past decade, reaching record highs and lows. The major source of water both for the city and for area businesses and industry is the Foltz River, which experienced notably high water levels three years ago but has fallen to record lows for the past two years. A drought in 2008 brought the issue to a head as the city of Evantown was forced to implement a water conservation initiative due to low water levels. The mayor has now convened five key stakeholders to discuss the three major decisions that will impact future use of the river—whether or not to increase water allocations to several different actors, whether and how to invest in improving the efficiency of the water infrastructure, and whether and how to improve residential water use efficiency. A key criterion in determining the merit of a particular set of options is how seriously the group takes the most extreme projected impacts of climate change.
Evantown Investments is in the final stages of a multi-year planning process for Riverview, a large, riverside mixed-use development. However, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Map Modernization program, recently updated Evantown’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and now Riverview falls within the 100-year floodplain (defined as an area that has a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year). In addition, a study by the local university concludes that altered precipitation patterns brought on by climate change will put more and more properties at risk of flooding in the future. Not only do Evantown’s zoning bylaws prohibit development within the 100-year floodplain, the prospect of increasing flood risks poses new questions about safety, liability, property value, appropriate protective measures, and financial responsibility. Should Evantown Investments be allowed to go through with the Riverview development? How and to what extent should Evantown take measures to protect itself against current and projected flood risks? Who is responsible for paying for whatever adaptation measures are used to protect vulnerable areas? And once the Riverview development issue is resolved, should Evantown allow future projects in current and projected floodplains?
Heat Islands Game
The city of Evantown experienced two deadly heat waves last summer that revealed the extent of climate change in the region and the poor condition of the city’s low-income housing stock. The greatest casualties during the heat wave were among the elderly and the children of low-income families living in aging public and rental housing. Now the new mayor, who won election decrying the previous mayor’s stumbling response to the crisis, has called together a group of stakeholders to decide how the city should undertake a program of housing retrofits to reduce vulnerability to extreme heat. Should the retrofits focus on public housing or low-income rental housing? Should the city government bear all the cost, or should private homeowners and landlords contribute? What scale and pace of response is appropriate given the uncertainty of climate change and the high costs involved in achieving resilience?
Forestswamp: The Future of a River Basin
The Bepo Dam Plan: Managing Climate Risk in Energy Sector Planning
Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Measures: Agricultural Planning in the Bien Gio River Delta
West Wind in Pine Hills Written by Kate Harvey and Elizabeth Fierman and Dr. Jonathan Raab under the supervision of Prof. Lawrence Susskind
Indopotamia: Negotiating Transboundary Water Conflicts written by Catherine M. Ashcraft under the supervision of Professors Lawrence Susskind and Shafiqul Islam. Edition 8/24/2011.
The Mercury Game, written by Noelle Sellin, Leah Stokes and Lawrence Susskind; available through MIT (mercurygame.scripts.mit.edu/game) and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
The Bepo Dam Plan: Managing Climate Risk in Energy Sector Planning This exercise was prepared by Todd Schenk under the supervision of David Fairman, David Plumb and Lawrence Susskind of the Consensus Building Institute, and Philip Angell and Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute, 2011
Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation Measures: Agricultural Planning in the Bien Gio River Delta This exercise was prepared by Elizabeth Fierman under the supervision of David Fairman, David Plumb, and Lawrence Susskind of the Consensus Building Institute, and Philip Angell and Kelly Levin of the World Resources Institute, 2011
Water Use: Helping Cities Adapt to Climate Change Risk I (prepared by the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and distributed through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School)
Heat Islands: Helping Cities Adapt to Climate Change Risk II (prepared by the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and distributed through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School)
Flooding: Helping Cities Adapt to Climate Change Risk III (prepared by the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and distributed through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Finn River Basin Game: Negotiating Boundary-Crossing Water Conflicts written by Danya Rumore and others under the direction of Professors John Briscoe and Lawrence Susskind
Flooding and Climate Change Risks in Northam prepared by the staff of the New England Climate Adaptation Project under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind
Coastal Flooding and Climate Related Risks in Launton prepared by the staff of the New England Climate Adaptation Project under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind
Flooding in Milton prepared by the staff of the New England Climate Adaptation Project under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind
Coastal Flooding in Shoreham prepared by the staff of the New England Climate Adaptation Project under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind
Hydropower in Santales written by Jennie Hatch under the supervision of Lawrence Susskind
Negotiating with Another Federal Agency written by Larry Susskind, Ona Ferguson, and Meredith Sciarrio
Negotiating with the Ministry of Health written by Larry Susskind, Ona Ferguson, and Meredith Sciarrio
“Negotiation Pedagogy Video Series, Part Two”
The second in the Program on Negotiation’s Negotiation Pedagogy Video Series, this video is unscripted and unrehearsed. It shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Lawrence Susskind teaching part of the May 2004 P.O.N. executive education seminar, “Dealing With an Angry Public,” in May 2004.
“Convening Processes ”
Convening processes include all of the actions an intermediary must take before a negotiation, mediation, facilitation, or dialogue process starts. It involves conflict assessment, stakeholder identification, obtaining resources and a venue, and at least starting to design a process. Numerous respondents have comments on how this is done.
“Choosing a graduate program in environmental policy and management. ”
“Mediating Public Disputes”
A discussion of the role and functions of a court-appointed special master serving as a mediator in a case study of a scientific/technical dispute in New Jersey.
“Mediation Lecture Video Series” (with Sara Cobb)
Three videos featuring guest lecturers from the “Mediation and Other Facilitative Roles in Dispute Resolution” seminar, offered by the Program on Negotiation.
“Mediator Responsibility and Accountability in Public Disputes”
An educational video for mediators or mediation students regarding mediator responsibility when parties have unequal knowledge, skills or power.
“Negotiation and Mediation Practice in Public Decision Making”
This video addresses deadlocks, pre-negotiation, negotiation, and post-negotiation practice in public decision making.
“Seminar Lecture Series” (with Jeffrey Rubin, Roger Fisher, Gerald Williams, and David Lax)
Selected lectures from the Seminar on Negotiation and Dispute Resolution sponsored by the Program On Negotiation.
“Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site: An Exercise in Multi-Party Negotiation”
Lawrence Susskind (featured)
Program on Negotiation and International Institute for Conflict Prevention
and Resolution (2007)
A group of legal, business, and dispute resolution professionals negotiate a six-person, facilitated role simulation regarding the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in New York City, following the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.
Breaking Robert’s Rules (4 parts)
A four-part English language podcast summarizing the key ideas
in the book is available through www.breakingrobertsrules.com
Joshua Weiss discusses Breaking Robert’s Rules
In this podcast Joshua talks to Larry Susskind about Breaking Robert’s Rules.
Climate Change Adaptation
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