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.
, Lincoln Institute of Land Poli
Confirmed SpeakerAmy joined the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, based in Cambridge MA, in November 2015 in the new position of Manager of Urban Development Programs. Amy works with partners across the country to help the Institute advance its goals, particularly as they relate to climate change, sustainable communities, and social equity. Previously, Amy spent thirteen years with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston MA. There, she directed the scenario-driven process to develop MetroFuture, the region’s plan for smart growth development and preservation, and was Director of Strategic Initiatives, responsible for innovation and strategy to implement MetroFuture.
, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Confirmed SpeakerArnab Chakraborty AICP is an associate professor of urban and regional planning and a Dean's Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He teaches planning communications, plan making, and scenario analysis.
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.
, City of Atlanta