Decades’ Exercise - Deep Dive

APA Kansas Chapter


Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

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“‘Decades’ Exercise: An interactive workshop to look back at decades past, and look forward at alternative futures.  Based on future paradigms and uncertainties, what should we do today?”

Dr. Cindy Frewen will lead participants through a set of facilitated small ‘table-top’ group discussions about major characteristics and occurrences of decades past which have impacted urban growth.  Small groups will then look “forward” to a specified time horizon and discuss potential future scenarios, including: 1) ‘Business as Usual – Abundance’, 2) ‘Smart Growth’, 3) ‘Sustainable Shared Economy’, and 4) ‘Transformative Cities’.  Each group will discuss potential actions we should be taking today to adjust for these unknown/uncertain future paradigms.  “Report-outs” will be included at the conclusion of the small group discussions.


Martin Rivarola, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Martin is the Assistant Director of Transportation and Land Use with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Kansas City metropolitan area. In that role, Martin works in policy development, long range transportation and regional land use planning initiatives. Martin also served as ... Read More

Cindy Frewen, FAIA

Confirmed Speaker

Dr Cindy Frewen, FAIA, LEED AP, urban futurist and architect, teaches the Design Futures Workshop and Social Change at the University of Houston graduate program in Strategic Foresight. She consults, speaks, and writes on urbanization, future cities, and design futures, specializing in the intersection of people, technology, and environment. Clients ... Read More

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