Our cases highlight our conflict management strategies and are grouped by our Practice Area categories: Environment & Natural Resources, Land Use Planning & Transportation and Organizational Change Management
Land Use Planning & Transportation
Residential Infill Development|
Residents grew increasingly concerned as developers built “McMansions” (oversized homes) on small lots in established urban residential neighborhoods. A county legislator initiated a collaborative process to resolve policy issues regarding the growing land-use controversy between housing industry professionals, government officials, and neighborhood associations.
Highway Access Relocation
The State of Maryland wanted to relocate an existing access ramp from a federal highway that runs from Washington, D.C. to New York City. This change would move the ramp closer to the nearby town of Burtonsville and would align a state route that ran through the town with the newly relocated access ramp.
Several local parties were concerned about the potential loss of business and increased pollutant runoff into the nearby Patuxent River that could result from relocation of the highway access.
Two Sub-Area Master Plans
This case study shows how collaborative public engagement processes helped two different communities located within the same county. Each of these two scenarios involved development of a comprehensive plan to preserve and revitalize mixed-use neighborhoods. The plans also had to comply with zoning regulations and transportation capacity while also serving the interests of both the local communities and the developers.
Facilitation, Process Design, Training