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News From the Community Building Institute

The Community Building Institute (www.cbuilding.org) has just inaugurated a monthly e-newsletter. This month’s edition contains stories about land use disputes, management change within the organization, and globalization. To check out these stories in full, click on the link below.

** What’s New at CBI **

Our New Role as Managing Directors: Looking to the Future
by David Fairman and Patrick Field
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#1
What course will CBI¹s new leaders chart? CBI¹s new Managing Directors outline their three top priorities for CBI and highlight current CBI projects in the U.S. and around the world.

My New Role as “Founder and Senior Advisor”
by Larry Susskind
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#2
Larry Susskind reflects on his transition from President to Senior Advisor and Board member, and explains the strategy that made the ³hand-off² to CBI¹s new leaders work smoothly in a field where there are few precedents for leadership transition.

** Featured Projects **

Training: CBI and Lincoln Institute Continue Partnership: Resolving Land Use Disputes
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#3
There’s a new and powerful way to design and deliver training on land use dispute resolution: engaging stakeholders in real real-world disputes and creating an opportunity for them to improve the way they work together.

International: International Finance Corporation Global Policy Revision Process
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#4
Is it possible to find common ground on one of the most contentious issues in the debate on globalization? CBI helps an extraordinarily diverse group of business, advocacy and government representatives advise the World Bank¹s private finance group on promoting socially responsible private investment around the world.

North America: CBI Teams with JSA to Enhance Public Engagement in Washington Baseball Land Use Planning
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#5
The Washington Nationals are hot, and so is the planning process for their new stadium. CBI and JSA are helping city agencies, developers and neighborhood groups seize the opportunities and resolve the controversies surrounding Washington¹s stadium.

** News and Opportunities **

– In Memoriam: Gregory Borowick Sobel
www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#6

– Clients Say
http://www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#7

– In Celebration of Larry Susskind: 35 Years as a Teacher and Mentor
http://www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#8

– IAIA at Twenty-Five
http://www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#9

– CBI Welcomes Senior Fellow Kamoji Wachiira
http://www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#10

– Save the Date!: Upcoming CBI Trainings
http://www.cbuilding.org/publications/cbireports/Summer2005/index.html#11

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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