As part of our mission to equitably advance the field, the Consortium for Scenario Planning hosts a variety of publicly available resources on scenario planning’s history, practice, and future. To request or recommend an addition to this library, contact us.

Featured Publications

2020 Request for Proposals Projects: Scenario Planning With an Eye Towards Equity and Shrinking Cities and Regions

A collaboration of the Consortium for Scenario Planning and the Legacy Cities Initiative, the projects funded by this request for proposals advance research on how scenario planning can help further equity goals amidst limited population or economic growth. Read this Land Lines coverage to learn more.


Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Demographic Forecasting by Race and Ethnicity: ‘Segregation Scenarios’ and Environmental Justice Analysis

Cascadia Partners
Scenario Planning in a Virtual World: A guide to Equitable Engagement for Scenario Planners

Center for a New Economy
Tracking Neighborhood Change in Geographies of Opportunity for Post-Disaster Legacy Cities

Cleveland State University and City of Youngstown
Scenario Planning in Small and Mid-Size Legacy Cities: Framework and Tool Adaptations in Youngstown, Ohio

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
LegacySP: A Scenario Planning Toolkit for Shrinking Regions

City Explained
Scenario Planning for Slow-Growing Regions: A Guidebook and Case Study

Minnesota 350
Northwest Minnesota Scenario Planning: Charting a Path from Disparities to Mutual Thriving and Regional Climate Resilience (TBA)


Other Resources

Consortium for Scenario Planning Curricula Library

APA's Knowledgebase

How to Design Your Scenario Planning Process by Janae Futrell, AICP

Scenario Planning 101 (Self-paced online course)

APA's Urban Air Mobility PAS QuickNotes 91

Every scenario planning project is unique, but exploring how others have handled the process can be instructive in hiring consultants and creating future workshops. The cases below detail sample scopes of work used to drive successful scenario planning processes in different contexts.

Sample Scope 1: One Day Workshop Introduction to Exploratory Scenario Planning

Sample Scope 2: Developing a Smart City Roadmap

Sample Scope 3: Stakeholder Outreach for Climate Emergency Planning