Land Use

land useDispute resolution affects the issue of land use in many ways. NIMBY (not in my backyard) is an issue that affects communities across the country. In addition, zoning issues, urban sprawl, and pollution are common issues that could be mediated.

Many federal, state, and local governmental agencies are looking to mediation as a possible remedy for regulating land use, water use, and forestry issues. As the country develops more communities are also looking at mediation as process to assist in economic development. Dispute resolution processes can be used to provide efficient and effective resolution to public policy issues, while serving as a cost-effective option for taxpayers.