June 14, 2017
FHWA and the Eno Center for Transportation Present:
Scenario Planning Resources: New Approaches to Support the Next Generation of Scenario Planning in Transportation – A Webinar
Communities constantly evolve and change in response to social, political, economic, technological and environmental forces. Effectively planning for this change in transportation requires the cultivation of a participatory and informed decision-making process that regularly considers what is likely to happen, what could happen and what the community wants to happen in the future. Scenario planning provides a framework to do just this – it is way to consider the issues and opportunities of different futures and plan accordingly.
While Scenario Planning is probably best known as a process for engaging the public, stakeholders and elected officials in tradeoff discussions about different desired or aspirational futures, it is also increasingly becoming a valuable technique to help plan in the face of uncertainty or consider emerging trends. This webinar will highlight the key chapters of the new publication from FHWA entitled “The Next Generation of Scenario Planning – A Transportation Practitioner’s Guidebook” as well summarize the findings of a synthesis report from the National Association of Regional Council’s (NARC) that surveyed 24 regional entities on their use of scenario planning. Finally, the webinar will also include a plenary discussion with key speakers to highlight some of the driving trends and issues facing MPOs and DOTs for which a scenario-based planning approach could be beneficial.
- Why Scenario Planning?
- Next Generation Scenario Planning – A Practitioner’s Guide
- Regional Use of Scenario Planning
- Plenary Discussion – Emerging Issues in Transportation & How Scenario Planning Can Be An Effective Tool
Robert Puentes, Eno Center for Transportation
Ken Petty, Federal Highway Administration
Katharine Ange, Renaissance Planning Group
Erich Zimmerman, National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)