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Public Engagement, Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Planning PLAN 443 (4)

Introduces students to the theory and techniques of public engagement, negotiation and mediation processes in planning. Reviews existing planning and negotiation theory as well as alternative methods for public engagement in planning. Case studies and negotiation simulation sessions are used to illustrate key concepts based on theories and approaches taught at the Harvard Negotiation Program. Students acquire the skills to design, manage, and facilitate public engagement processes, engage in stakeholder negotiation, and resolve public disputes in planning and public policy. Prerequisite: PLAN 100 or PLAN 200; and 60 units.