Regional and Local Scenario Planning Strategies

APA Texas Chapter


Friday, October 19, 2018
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CDT

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Scenario planning has long been used to predict alternative futures for economics, weather, and even combat. For urban planners, scenario planning is a technique that has been developed to help professionals and citizens better understand the decisions that are being made. Scenario planning is now used to help understand land use impacts as part of a comprehensive planning, multi-modal transportation impacts, and the potential implications of environmental impacts especially flooding. This panel consists of land use, transportation, and environmental planners that use scenario planning as an everyday tool.

Session Objectives:
1. Understanding the benefits of scenario planning.
2. Determining ways to integrate scenario planning into planning efforts.
3. How to develop scenario planning models to educate staff and citizens.


Rob Rae

Rob has 10 years of experience helping cities and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) solve complex transportation issues through innovative solutions. He accomplishes this by using technology such as travel demand models (TransCAD), GIS (ArcGIS), and scenario planning software (CommunityVIZ). Rob’s project experience includes thoroughfare planning, corridor studies, and metropolitan ... Read More

Matt Noonkester

Matt Noonkester has 20 years of progressive planning experience managing projects that help local, regional and state government officials tackle difficult public policy planning issues. He has extensive experience using geographic information system (GIS) software to measure the built environment and leading community groups through a scenario planning process. Mr ... Read More

Steven Mikulencak

Steven Mikulencak is an AICP certified planner and Extension Program Specialist for the Texas Community Watershed Partners. He works from Houston, TX and specializes in stakeholder participation and planning tools for local decision-makers. Before joining A&M, he was a consultant working on comprehensive plans, zoning, design guidelines, and GIS ... Read More

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