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    • A Planner’s Guide to Meeting Facilitation

      PAS Report 595
      by: Milton Herd, FAICP       June 01, 2019
      Leading a public meeting can be challenging, and this responsibility often falls to planners — but meeting facilitation skills are not usually taught in schools. This PAS Report offers step-by-step guidance in planning, preparing for, and leading a group meeting to a productive outcome.
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    • Mediating Land Use Disputes

      Policy Focus Report, April 2000
      by: Lawrence Susskind, Mieke Van Der Wansem, Armand Ciccarelli
      This report details what the mediation model is, how and why land use creates conflict, and how land use mediation can help planners.
    • Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

      October 2016
      This report outlines what a collaborative process is, the strategies that can be implemented, and the 6 steps planners can use for effective collaborative meetings.
    • Legislative Study: Massachusetts Municipal Conflict Resolution Needs Assessment, Final Report

      January 2016
      This report details what the current conflict management practices of Massachusetts municipalities are and how these both impact their communities, and how these can be improved.
    • Conflict Management and Public Participation

      January 2016
      by: Kate Nelischer
      This report details how conflict can arise in public participation and the methods planners can use to combat or utilize this.

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