Scenario Analysis for Urban Planners
You'll learn about:
How scenario planning can acknowledge the inherent uncertainty of the future
How scenario planning elucidates actions that perform well over a range of possible futures
Technology used in scenario planning
Case studies that incorporated a wide range of voices
Planners help communities envision their desired future and design plans, policies, programs, and projects to help transform those visions into reality. What are the most productive ways to get people to think of the future in order to inform present action? How might scenario planning acknowledge the inherent uncertainty about the future and help pick actions that perform well over a range of possible futures? How is computer technology helping to assess and visualize possible outcomes? How is technology helping to engage a wide variety of voices in these processes? What places and projects have put this all together to create exemplary comprehensive and strategic plans for the future? This session considers these questions—and more.
, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Confirmed SpeakerDr. Arnab Chakraborty is an associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is also a Dean's Fellow. Dr. Chakraborty's is an expert on scenario analysis, land use planning, and plan evaluation. Dr. Chakraborty serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association and is a program reviewer for the Planning Accreditation Board.
Confirmed SpeakerKen Snyder is the founder and CEO of PlaceMatters, a national non-profit empowering communities with knowledge and tools to create thriving neighborhoods and streets, resilient places, and opportunity for all. Throughout a career focused on integrating civic engagement, technology, sustainability, and active design, Ken works on improving the decision mechanics of communities to create great places.
, Civic Sphere
Confirmed SpeakerJanae Futrell, AICP, LEED AP, a city planner and architectural designer, is the founder of a small business, Civic Sphere, and a nonprofit, ComplexCities. Prior to these initiatives, she worked with the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Regional Commission, John Portman and Associates, and nonprofits such the International Federation of the Red Cross, Caritas Germany, and the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative. In addition to the US, she has worked in Haiti, Netherlands, and Philippines. Her focus areas throughout her career include environmentally sustainable building, technology and smart cities, public transit, and emergency management. Janae received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lambuth University, a M.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Urban Development and International Cooperation from the Technische Universität in Darmstadt, Germany. She was the recipient of an Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the European Commission, an Urban Studies Scholarship from TVS Design, and a Presidential Scholarship from Lambuth University. Links: www.civicsphere.com www.complexcities.org www.janaefutrell.com