Fireside Q & A with Professor Larry Susskind

TitleFireside Q & A with Professor Larry Susskind
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWatkins, N
PublisherThe University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Larry Susskind is the Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, the founder of the Consensus Building Institute, and a leading theorist in the field of public sector dispute resolution. On March 30, he met with students and professionals at the University of Utah College of Law for an enlightening Q & A Fireside Chat. Topics discussed ranged from his personal career path to the role of elected officials as conveners of collaborative processes. The Fireside Chat followed Larry’s Stegner Lecture, during which he spoke about Managing Climate Risks in Resilient Cities. His Stegner Lecture stressed the importance of focusing on “adaption now!,” inclusion and consideration of diverse stakeholders’ perspectives in adaptation planning, and moving beyond discussion to the “do something” stage of resiliency-building. These events kicked off the 21st Annual Wallace Stegner Symposium Green Infrastructure, Resilient Cities: New Challenges, New Solutions held March 31 and April 1, 2016.