Integrated development and design processes require skills to effectively communicate with multiple urban actors, ranging from project stakeholders to citizen audiences. Fundamental knowledge of moderation is an important asset for the work with different interest groups in the urban sphere.
The exercise course introduces basic moderation skills to meet today’s challenges in the field integrated urban development and design, such as cooperative planning, mediation, and project evaluation. This includes the accurate detection of different interests, strategies for multi-interest decisions, and to work with potentially conflicting positions.
The lecture teaches tools to guide group meetings and planning workshops towards a productive output. Practical exercise sessions address techniques to visualise and to moderate planning related issues. The implementation of informal planning strategies and dialogue based communication are discussed in the course.