The Consensus Building Approach

Fri, 12/26/2014

Artists As New Partners in Community Development

My daughter, Lily, described to me how she feels as an artist when urban developers use her as a way to gain attention for their...

Fri, 12/19/2014

Winning at Win-Win Negotiation

One of my colleagues is quite upset that I have been talking about winning at win-win negotiation.  He views the inclusion of this idea in the subtitle...

Sat, 12/13/2014

What's the right thing to do when you are really angry about what's happening in America?

Students are marching in the streets to protest the...

Sat, 11/29/2014

Retire Already! Why?

In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Laurie Fendrich, a professor of drawing and painting at Hofstra University, charged that anyone who holds on to a university appointment beyond age 65 is selfish and greedy....

Mon, 11/10/2014

What is a Devising Seminar? And how is it being used to address the risks facing Arctic Fisheries?

Arctic sea ice is retreating.  This is creating new opportunities to explore and...

Sun, 06/15/2014

Social Venture Capitalists, Where Are You?

I was reading yet another story about the impact that venture capital companies are having on the economy of Boston.  Good (scientific and...

Mon, 05/05/2014

Preparing for Climate Change Requires Collective Risk Management (CRM)

If I told you that your coastal city will probably face rising sea levels, more very hot summer days, and...

Thu, 04/24/2014

You've Got to Go Slow to Go Fast

[On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Consensus Building Institute, April, 2014]

I don’t like to put things off. I’m...

Fri, 02/28/2014

(Bi-partisan) Legislative Decision-making

Originally posted: January 6th 2009

Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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Tue, 01/21/2014

What is sustainable city development?

Our team has spent the last two weeks in Malaysia, moving from city to city, meeting with public officials, private developers, civil society...