Lessons Learned from the Probletunity of Madame C: Outer and Inner Work

By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org As EDR Program Associate Director Nedra Chandler and I wrote in our “What Lessons are You Learning from Madame C?” blog earlier this summer, the coronavirus pandemic has presented all sorts of challenges and related opportunities (or what we call “probletunities”). One of the probletunities we have found amid the […]

Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic for Environmental Governance

By Erin Ryan This post originally appeared on the Rachel Carson Center’s Blog Seeing the Woods on May 31, 2020. We are reposting it with Seeing the Wood’s and Erin Ryan’s permission. The coronavirus pandemic offers lessons for leaders on every level about how—and how not— to manage complex interjurisdictional challenges, like the environment, which […]

Cultural Conflicts in the Covid-19 Era

By Katie Shonk This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation’s Daily Blog on June 1, 2020. We are reposting it with the Program on Negotiation’s permission. During the Covid-19 pandemic, new types of conflict are arising. People are arguing on Facebook or Twitter about whether stay-at-home orders have gone too far. […]

Novel Conditions, but Classic Advice: Wisdom for Corona-induced Collaboration

The Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program recognizes that the coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges. We also think it has created an opportunity to reflect on how we operate as individuals and as a society and to be more intentional in our lives. To inspire reflection and intentionality, we are […]

Madame C’s Lesson on Mindful Appreciation

The Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program recognizes that the coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges. We also think it has created an opportunity to reflect on how we operate as individuals and as a society and to be more intentional in our lives. To inspire reflection and intentionality, we are […]

What Madame C (Coronavirus) Is Teaching Me

The Wallace Stegner Center Environmental Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program recognizes that the coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges. We also think it has created an opportunity to reflect on how we operate as individuals and as a society and to be more intentional in our lives. To inspire reflection and intentionality, we are […]

What Lessons Are You Learning from Madame C?

By Nedra Chandler and Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org Dear Readers, During these uncertain times, we have all had to adapt how we do our day-to-day activities and how we are being in our lives. This adaptation can be reactionary—changing how we do things without intention or awareness. Or the shifts we make can be intentional—responding […]

Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide on the Environment

By Robert Bonnie President Trump’s recent weakening of rules governing protections of wetlands and streams is the latest salvo in a four-decade battle over the Clean Water Act. Americans greatly value protecting clean water. Yet the Act remains in regulatory purgatory, with successive Democratic and Republican administrations taking turns broadening and narrowing its reach. Perhaps […]

Maintaining Utah’s Collaboration Culture in a Time of Social Distancing

By Mikala Jordan for EDRBlog.org In Utah, collaboration is no mere buzzword: it is a culture. At the three dozen inter-agency meetings, workshops, or conferences I’ve attended in the last eleven months as an urban planner for a local government entity in Utah, speakers began by expressing gratitude for the teamwork that enabled a successful […]

Pipeline Construction: When Safety Goes Global

By Patrick Field and Osamu Kumasaka This post originally appeared on Consensus Building Institute’s blog on February 12, 2020. We are reposting it with Patrick Field’s and Osamu Kumasaka’s permission. Climate Change is Fueling the Debate Energy pipeline projects in North America have been increasingly inciting opposition, sometimes vehement, over the past decade. Pipelines have […]