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EJAtlas | Mapping Environmental Justice. "The Next Generation" Initiative: In-State Workshops on Civil Discourse for Legislators | National Institute for Civil Discourse. The National Institute for Civil Discourse is committed to advancing the practice of civil discourse to strengthen our democratic traditions and improve governance. Many national elected leaders begin their political careers in state legislatures. These future national lawmakers are the focus of “The Next Generation” initiative, which aims to cultivate a culture where discourse and collaboration typify public policy development. The Institute has designed an introductory workshop tailored for state legislators entitled Building Trust through Civil Discourse, which uses active learning exercises to convey knowledge of and explore attitudes about civil engagement.

The goal of this work is to: Strengthen relationships across the aisle,Increase the effectiveness of state legislatures, andCreate civility caucuses in participating state legislatures. Throughout the workshop participants are encouraged to apply the material to practical examples from the legislative setting. Open-Space-Technology--UsersGuide.pdf. Let’s Get Digital! 50 Tools for Online Public Engagement | CommunityMatters. Photo Credit: Karen, Flickr Creative Commons, Online public participation is an effective complement to face-to-face events such as community workshops and design charrettes. Selecting the right platform to get the most out of digital outreach can be overwhelming. The first step is to learn what tools are out there! Once you’ve perused the list, register for our September 5 conference call with Alissa Black and Pete Peterson.

Many thanks to the numerous sources whose work supported the creation of this list, including: @alissa007, @dellarucker, @challer, @mattleighninger and @heierbacher. Did we miss something? Environmental Peacebuilding. Hivos Knowledge Programme / Home - Ontwikkelingsorganisatie Hivos. Resesource Disputes in Climate change. The Governance Commons. Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities. Case Studies from the SCN Website. Whereas some case studies from the previous Sustainable Communities Network website are no longer available, Sustainability in Action: Profiles of Community Initiatives Across the United States is included on this website and is available in PDF format.

These profiles of sustainability initiatives, one from each state and the District of Columbia, were originally prepared in 1995 for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Urban and Economic Development Office which became the Office of Sustainable Communities in 2010. In 1996, they were subsequently included in the Sustainable Communities Task Force Report of the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Together these examples tell a story of a new wave of American ingenuity whereby citizens and institutions were solving problems and planning for the future in innovative ways. Click here to view the Sustainability in Action: Profiles of Community Initiatives Across the United States resource. CGI | About Us. IEN | Building a Sustainable Future for Virginia's Communities and Beyond. Ross & Associates. Community Engagement Initiative | Solid Waste and Emergency Response. You are here: EPA Home Solid Waste and Emergency Response Community Engagement Initiative Community Engagement Initiative Overview The EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is designed to enhance OSWER and regional offices’ engagement with local communities and stakeholders to help them meaningfully participate in government decisions on land cleanup, emergency preparedness and response, and the management of hazardous substances and waste.

Learn more about CEI. Public Review Requested OSWER seeks and encourages feedback from communities, stakeholders, local governments, tribes and states on the CEI and all available documents and outcomes. OSWER is requesting stakeholder feedback on the following documents. Per Action 5, the following is compilation of community engagement practices as identified by the EPA regions in the Superfund Enforcement process. Community Engagement Initiative Actions CEI Materials Top of page. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

Quivira Coalition: PG Exchange. ACR Environment and Public Policy Section. Public Decisions. Community planning | welcome. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability : Homepage. The EnviroLink Network. About IIED. World Resources Institute | Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment. Sanda Kaufman's HomePage. International Association for Public Participation. The World's Water. Water Conflict Chronology In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict, which has been continuously updated since.

Our new format, updated November 2009, presents the information three ways, to better illustrate how conflicts over water impact history: View the Water Conflict Chronology (updated 11/09) Changes to Chronology Reflect New Data Recent world events from the Middle East to China to India to Ethiopia and other regions have, unfortunately, continued to lead to new entries. And new information is being sent in all the time by historians, water experts, and readers to update, correct, and expand the current chronology. As a result, we will continue to update the Chronology with new entries and a range of corrections and modifications. Peter Gleick President Pacific Institute. Default. Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center. The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) is the EPA's primary resource for services and expertise in the areas of consensus-building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, and environmental conflict resolution.

CPRC provides the following services to EPA managers and staff: Assistance in retaining professional facilitators and mediators experienced in environmental conflicts. Workshops and seminars aimed at strengthening staff negotiation and consensus-building skills. Situation assessments and stakeholder assessments, aimed at helping parties to identify the best way to move forward and building support. Expert one-on-one advice on addressing difficult programmatic issues and effective negotiation strategy. Experience within EPA and elsewhere shows that these techniques for preventing and resolving conflicts can have many benefits including: Welcome to the Marasco Newton Group, Ltd. Home Page.

National Network for Collaboration. Collaboration: The Power of WE the People National Satellite Broadcast December 7th, 1998 This is a web version of the Collaboration CD-ROM Training Program Manual authored by Lynne Borden, Ph.D., The Ohio State University and Daniel Perkins, Ph.D., University of Florida produced by Bruce E. Keep being into the collaborative spirit, your work is making a difference! For reference materials referred to in "The Power of WE the People" , e-mail Ellen Rowe at To download a copy of the PowerPoint Slides as presented in "The Power of WE the People" click here . For a copy of the taped satellite transmission, click here for the order form. This link takes you to the EVALUATIONS Collaboration is a process of participation through which people, groups and organizations work together to achieve desired results.

SEARCH the Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFER Net) SEARCH the Center for Rural Studies' Site On-Line Network and CES Collaboration and Change Resources: FCRC Consensus Center Main Page. Welcome to The Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution. Environmental Problem-Solving Center. University of Colorado Menu Shortcut Page WOLF REINTRODUCTION ·NIMBYs ·TAXES·ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT ·ENDANGERED SPECIES ·TOXIC MATERIALS ·AIR POLLUTION ·WATER RESOURCES ·WETLAND PRESERVATION ·LAND USE ·TAKINGS · GROWTH CONTROL Providing Access to University and Regional Expertise in Dispute Resolution and Environmental Policy Making Sponsored by the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium and the University of Colorado Global Change and Environmental Quality Program Site Features User Survey -- No registration is required use this site.

Topic Oriented Search of Site Resources Site Resources by Environmental Problem Solving Topic -- An interview based search program Site Resources by Type of Environmental Issue Available Information University Programs Core Literature Abstracts Categorized Links to Internet Environmental Policy Resources Full Text Online Publications Case Studies and Issue Pages Consortium Approach to Environmental Dispute Resolution SOCY 4025: General Conflict Resolution. FMCS. RESOLVE. Consensus Building Institute | Negotiation Training, Coaching, Consulting; Facilitation, Mediation; Process Design; CSR Stakeholder Engagement.

The Loka Institute. The Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium (CBCRC) is a national network comprised of researchers, mediators and faciliators, government agencies, community and environmental groups and others who are seeking to understand and assess collabora. National Civic League - Helping communities thrive since 1894. U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.