Advancing Equity Analysis in Scenario Planning

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • How social equity concepts can be implemented  in planning practice
  • Four innovative scenario planning tools
  • Emerging analytical and participatory tools 
  • Key challenges in developing tools suitable for use with diverse stakeholders and the public

CommunityViz, Envision Tomorrow, and UrbanFootprint are among the tools planners now use to develop and analyze alternative land-use patterns for cities and regions. This session introduces four new tools that extend the scope of this existing toolkit to consider emerging planning issues such as equity, vulnerability, and gentrification. The tools include a social vulnerability index, a mapping tool that identifies people and places most vulnerable to heat waves, a metric for preserving affordable private rental housing in transit corridors, and a bid-rent real estate analysis tool. All were developed with input from practicitioners and academics alike.


Jennifer Minner , Cornell University , Ithaca , NY
Colby Brown , Manhan Group, LLC , Southampton , MA (see bio)
Arnab Chakraborty , AICP , Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Champaign , IL (see bio)
Bev Wilson , AICP , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Champaign , IL (see bio)
Robert Goodspeed , AICP , University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , MI (see bio)
Peter Pollock , FAICP , Lincoln Institute of Land Policy , Boulder , CO (see bio)
Alex Steinberger , Portland , OR (see bio)