|Notes from Cherrywood Neighborhood Association Visioning Workshop, two Saturdays in May and July 1999, Concordia University Student Union. About 50 attended. Facilitator: Pat Grigadeanof Pat Grigadean & Associates, 1712 E. Riverside Drive #160 , Austin, Texas 78741. 385-7098. Fax 389-1655|
2. Facilitator Grigadean’s approach was “interest-based conflict resolution.”
|The thrust is first, to first patiently isolate important interests
that need to be satisfied, then to find available solutions that do that
best. Five steps:
1. CLARIFY ISSUES.
Not just "traffic" but obstacles to
2. IDENTIFY INTERESTS
(as opposed to general arguments for or against).
3. GENERATE OPTIONS
(short-term and/or long-term).
4. EVALUATE OPTIONS
in light of interests. The problem
resolves to which
5. DEVELOP A PLAN
(specifying time horizons for each step).
It's looks deceptively simple, even obvious, but most discussions of controversial problems do not proceed this way, and typically do not work nearly as well ....
3. Some incomplete but revealing notes, from our second session, recall how our participants worked through how to apply Grigadean's "interest-based conflict resolution" to problems of implementing Item 1 of our Vision (traffic-related):
|I. Clarify Issues
Obstacles to each article of Vision Statement
Obstacles to #1--Safe, Walkable Streets
Obstacles to #2-Businesses and Services
Obstacles to #3-Greenspace
Obstacles to #4-Diversity
Obstacles to #5-Density/Growth/Styles
Obstacles to #6-Community and Security
Obstacles to #7-Healthy, Active Relations
Obstacles to #8-Built Environment
II. Identify Interests (we did this step only for the first item ~ safe streets)
Speeding/Thru-Traffic/Lack of Traffic control (Generated
- Keep people and animals safe
III. Generate Options
Brainstorming notes from Groups 1-5
IV. Evaluate Options
If you've read this far, you've virtually participated! /g