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Grassroots Consensus Building And Collaborative Planning, Peter W. Salsich Jan 2000

Grassroots Consensus Building And Collaborative Planning, Peter W. Salsich

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The neighborhood collaborative planning movement has an important role to play in efforts to remake American cities. This article begins by defining neighborhood collaborative planning which centers around the importance of resident participation in decisions affecting their community. The article explains how neighborhood collaborative planning is a useful way for residents to take part in governmental decision making, particularly in large cities where distance and complexity of the governmental process may make it difficult for ordinary citizens to participate. Next, it outlines the roles that lawyers and community organizer serve under the two strategies used to foster neighborhood collaborative planning, …


The Urban Housing Issues Symposium: Interdisciplinary Study In A Clinical Law & Policy, Peter W. Salsich Jan 2000

The Urban Housing Issues Symposium: Interdisciplinary Study In A Clinical Law & Policy, Peter W. Salsich

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This article describes the Urban Housing Issues Symposium, an interdisciplinary program that began in 1992 as a cooperative experiment between the Saint Louis University School of Law and the Washington School of Architecture. The program, which soon expanded to include social work and public policy students, used hypothetical problems, and later real life problems, as a way of demonstrating the importance of interdisciplinary relationships that the professions have in the context of real estate development. By giving the students the chance to interact, the students learned a greater appreciation for the variety of disciplines that are involved in the development …