(March 2012) Conflict resolution in the face of mutually exclusive positions: Visual impacts of tall buildings on regionally protected views in central London
This paper examines issues of conflict resolution in planning processes for tall buildings in central London from 2000 to 2008, and in particular the case of the No.1 Blackfriars Road project. Due to the visual impacts of tall buildings on significant heritage assets mutually exclusive positions are advocated by public bodies, the private sector and heritage groups. It is examined in detail how these parties have sought to represent their interests and how effective conflict resolution has been.
It is argued that conflict is increased by the disadvantages in interest representation for heritage groups and through the gradual marginalisation of their interests in policies. Conflict resolution was less successful in cases in which interaction was limited to the exchange of written materials. The cases in which some party's managed to resolve conflicts were based on face-to-face negotiations, increased transparency, increased objectivity, and the possibility of creating a win-win situation.
Conflict resolution in the face of mutually exclusive positions: von Juergen Kufner steht unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung-NichtKommerziell-KeineBearbeitung 2.0 UK: England & Wales Lizenz.