The Consortium for Scenario Planning offers a community of practice for practitioners, including access to technical assistance, educational resources, and a network of fellow innovators.
Communities are able to navigate an uncertain and complex world and make strategic decisions in pursuit of a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future.
Improve the practice of scenario planning and broaden its use in communities of all sizes across disciplines.
This community of practice helps to foster growth in the use of scenario planning at all scales. Through research, peer-to-peer learning, networking, training, and technical assistance, we help communities develop better plans to guide a range of actions, from climate change adaptation to transportation investment. In addition to planners, the Consortium also convenes researchers and software providers to develop more effective tools and reduce barriers to entry.
Established in 2017, the Consortium today includes members from rural, city, county, and regional planning agencies; software development companies; academia; and more. We work to increase the practice, accessibility, and resources of scenario planning as a field for both newcomers and longtime practitioners—and to expand scenario planning practices to rural and less urban areas, municipalities, and other applicable contexts.
Consortium participants hail from three countries and a wide range of disciplines and sectors. Explore the individuals and organizations that comprise our community below:
Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)
Center for Neighborhood Technology
City of Vancouver
Geodesign Hub Pvt. Ltd.
Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA)
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG)
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission (PlanRVA)
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Southwest Water Resources Consulting (SWRC)
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – Cambridge, MA
University of Illinois – Champaign, IL
National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) – Washington, DC
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) – Kansas City, MO
Ascent Cities – Emeryville, CA
Greater Places – Arlington, VA
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities – Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
Cascadia Partners – Portland, OR
Southern California Association of Governments – Los Angeles, CA
The Consortium’s partners help expand its reach to diverse participants and ensure initiatives are helpful for the groups they represent. In addition, partners often collaborate with the Consortium on specific resources and support the Consortium’s presence at their conferences.