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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. Begins with a review of planning and negotiation theory and this is followed by a review of techniques for the design and operation of public engagement in planning. Case studies and negotiation simulation sessions will be used to illustrate key concepts. We use the theories and approaches taught at the Harvard Negotiation Program including Harvard Negotiation Program simulation exercises for environmental dispute resolution. Students acquire the skills to design, manage, and facilitate public engagement processes in planning, engage in stakeholder negotiation, and resolve public disputes in planning. Prerequisite: PLAN 100 or PLAN 200; and 60 units.