Scenario Planning and Climate Strategies
The Consortium for Scenario Planning, a program of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, invites proposals for original research on and tools related to the application of scenario planning to advance climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in communities.
The extent and nature of climate change are tremendously uncertain. Decision makers must anticipate and prepare for the impacts of climate change, which may include changes to housing and livable land, health, transportation, and natural resources. Impacts will be far-reaching, but with varying localized effects. The Lincoln Institute’s goal with this work is to use land policy to reduce the most catastrophic effects of climate change and help cities adapt to the impacts that remain avoidable. As a structured approach for participatory and evidence-driven decision making, scenario planning can help cities and regions prepare and plan for this uncertain future. Scenario planning also considers factors such as demographics, housing, transportation, water and air quality, technology, and equity that affect a community’s ability to manage climate change impacts while still achieving its long-term goals.