By Angela Turnbow
In 2016, we posted 26 blogs from 24 of authors. Many of our blog posts featured inspiring examples of collaboration. Several authors described ways in which opposing parties have—or currently are—working through environmental and public policy conflicts in ways that reflect the values and needs of all involved. Other posts illuminated the importance of, as one guest author put it, the “human to human connection”—something we all need to keep in mind in an age of increasing polarization.
Woven throughout these blogs are a variety of resources and insights that can help individuals, stakeholder groups, and communities navigate conflict and create value through collaboration. We’ve compiled all those great stories, lessons learned, and resources here in case you haven’t yet had a chance to read them.
If you are interested in being an EDR Blog guest author, or if you have suggestions for EDR Blog topics, please contact Angela Turnbow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you to our past EDR Blog guest authors; we hope you will share your thoughts again in 2017!
Examples of and Opportunities for EDR
Jan. 19, 2016: Civity: The Other Keystone XL Story by Palma Strand
May 9, 2016: How Dialogue Can Help Small Rural Towns Navigate Planning Challenges by Bob Ford, Pam Leach, and Tracy Dutson
May 23, 2016: Going Fossil Free Collaboratively by Katherine Daly and Kailey Kornhauser
June 20, 2016: “Endless Pressure, Endlessly Applied”: Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill by Rick Johnson
July 4, 2016: In the Footsteps of Many: Collaboration Is Key to Preserving the National Park Experience by Cory MacNulty
July 18, 2016: Citizen Referendum? I Vote “Needs Review” by Larry Schooler
Aug. 2, 2016: Collaboration Is a Better Way to Solve Our Most Difficult Problems by Lauren Barros
Aug. 15, 2016: Working with Elected Officials on Water Issues: What Can Collaboration Bring to the Table? by Jamie Holmstead
Sept. 12, 2016: Willard Spur: Resolving Conflict through Collaboration by Jeff Ostermiller repost
Oct. 6, 2016: The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Uses the Open Standards Process by Bill Tripp Repost
Nov. 7, 2016: Noble Water Pursuits: How the Nobel Prize for Contract Theory Highlights Promising Movements in Utah Water Law by Emily E. Lewis
Dec. 5, 2016: My Own Worst Nightmare by Lucy Moore Repost
Dec. 19, 2016: Putting Another E in EDR (Electronic) by Noam Ebner
EDR Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Jan. 4, 2016: Adaptive Governance: Collaboration and Then Some by Robin Kundis Craig
Jan. 29, 2016: Four Principles of Conflict Resolution and Collaboration by Dan Adams
Feb. 16, 2016: Let Those Affected by Decisions Really Affect Those Decisions by Larry Schooler
April 25, 2016: Fireside Q & A with Professor Larry Susskind by Natalie Watkins
Sept. 25, 2016: Be the Thermostat, not the Thermometer by Heather Gilmartin Adams
Oct. 24, 2016: Using Serious Games to Help Communities Make Progress on Serious Problems by Danya Rumore
The Unique Human Ability for Collaboration and Dialogue
March 28, 2016: The Power of Collaborative Tinkering and Creative Problem Solving by Danya Rumore
April 10, 2016: What I Say vs. What You Hear: Flexing Your Style for Effective Communication by Heather Adams
Aug. 29, 2016: So Little Time, So Much to Read: Conflict Management Blogs I Follow by Michele Straube
Nov. 21, 2016: The Power of Human-to-Human Connections by Heather Gilmartin Adams
Feb. 29, 2016: EDR Blog, Year in Review: 2015 by Mara Elana Burstein
March 14, 2016: Apply for Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration by Michele Straube
June 6, 2016: EDR Year in Review (American Bar Association Report) by Andrew Ognibene
Angela Turnbow is an Academic Coordinator at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She provides support for the Utah Law Review, the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, and the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program.