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"The Next Generation" Initiative: In-State Workshops on Civil Discourse for Legislators. The National Institute for Civil Discourse is committed to advancing the practice of civil discourse to strengthen our democratic traditions and improve governance.

"The Next Generation" Initiative: In-State Workshops on Civil Discourse for Legislators

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. Let’s Get Digital! 50 Tools for Online Public Engagement. 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.

Let’s Get Digital! 50 Tools for Online Public Engagement

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.

Case Studies from the SCN Website

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.

About Us. The mission of the Center for Global Initiatives is to expand global opportunities at UNC through collaborative programs + projects and competitive awards + fellowships that connect people across borders and disciplines.

About Us

We pursue this goal through a wide range of initiatives such as directing UNC’s Fulbright Program, funding faculty to develop new global courses, empowering students to conduct ambitious research and internships abroad, and connecting North Carolina K-12 classrooms with UNC’s global resources. We are especially interested in opening access to global opportunities to students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in this sphere. Building a Sustainable Future for Virginia's Communities and Beyond. Ross & Associates. Solid Waste and Emergency Response. You are here: EPA Home Solid Waste and Emergency Response Community Engagement Initiative Community Engagement Initiative Overview.

Solid Waste and Emergency Response

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Quivira Coalition: PG Exchange. ACR Environment and Public Policy Section. Public Decisions. Community planning. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability : Homepage. The EnviroLink Network. About IIED. Partnerships are key to the way we work at IIED.

About IIED

By forging alliances with individuals and organisations ranging from urban slumdwellers to global institutions, we help strengthen marginalised people’s voices in decision making and ensure that national and international policy better reflects the agendas of poorer communities and countries. Some of our partners are people working in other nongovernment organisations, governments, academia, indigenous people’s groups, global institutes and multilateral agencies such as the UN. Others are alliances that we either steer or work very closely with, often at the grassroots level in developing countries. We also play an active role in international networks, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Partners. 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.

The World's Water

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. 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.

Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center

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. 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.

Environmental Problem-Solving Center

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. FMCS. RESOLVE. 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.