Scenario Planning for Urban Futures
Create Resilient and Sustainable Communities with Scenario Planning
Scenario planning is a practice through which communities plan for an uncertain future by exploring multiple possibilities of what might happen. The practice guides planners, community members, and other stakeholders through considerations of various potential futures and explores how to effectively respond to and plan for them.
In the course, urban planning professionals will practice applying scenario planning techniques with leading practitioners and develop concrete ideas for how to implement scenarios in specific contexts, such as addressing climate change impacts, demographic shifts, or financial shocks.
- Develop knowledge and skills to use scenario planning techniques to foster more effective urban planning practice
- Apply a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques used by scenario planners to analyze trends, construct scenario narratives, and model scenarios using software tools
Course participants will dive into scenario planning through a deep examination of theory, analysis of case studies, and participation in interactive activities.
This HyFlex program is available concurrently via a 3-day in-person session in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or remote-live via Zoom.