Planning for Uncertainty: Exploratory Scenario Planning

APA Virginia Chapter


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Long-Range Planning is tricky, and even more so when trends are changing in ways that make future land use, transportation, and other planning arenas highly unpredictable. Exploratory Scenario Planning is a strategic set of techniques to analyze the future with a focus on being prepared for that uncertainty, by examining a range of potential outcomes and assessing them in terms of risks and opportunities.

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Lorna Parkins

Lorna Parkins, AICP, Vice President, Transportation Planning, Michael Baker International. Lorna Parkins has 30 years of experience in transportation planning, including both public sector and private sector positions. She has a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota. Her focus throughout her career has been on the linkages between land use, transportation and economic development, with an emphasis on multimodal solutions. She has been with Michael Baker for 20 years, rising to a leadership position for the company’s Transportation Planning Practice, while also managing a variety of multimodal planning projects in the mid-Atlantic region.