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  1. Scenario Planning

    Scenario planning is structured decision making. It can be used to understand the interconnectivity or interdependency of various urban and rural systems, anticipate unintended consequences, or educate the public on tradeoffs.
    Data Visualization
    November 2017

    The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is working with a wide array of partners to create the Consortium for Scenario Planning, a new initiative to help prepare professionals in urban and rural areas...

  2. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools

    Policy Focus Reports
    April 2012
    Jim Holway, C.J. Gabbe, Frank Hebbert, Jason Lally, Robert Matthews, and Ray Quay

    In the face of increasing complexity and uncertainty, planners, public officials, and community residents need new tools to anticipate and shape the future. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools...

  3. Urban Planning Tools for Climate Change Mitigation

    Policy Focus Reports
    August 2009
    Patrick M. Condon, Duncan Cavens, and Nicole Miller

    Land use patterns and urban form can strongly impact an urban community’s contribution to global climate change through the production of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Key contributors to a city’s...

  4. Planning for Climate Change in the West

    Policy Focus Reports
    January 2010
    Rebecca Carter and Susan Culp

    Planning for Climate Change in the West offers regional planners techniques for addressing climate change concerns while they focus on issues affecting regional growth. A warmer and dryer climate in...

  5. Atlas of Urban Expansion

    Database
    Databases
    August 2016

    Massive urbanization is transforming our planet. In the next three decades, developing countries will double their urban population and possibly triple their land area. Most of this urban growth is...

  6. The Place Database

    Data Visualization
    October 2017

    The Place Database is a map of the United States that uses the PolicyMap platform to visualize the latest available data for dozens of indicators, ranging from housing affordability to brownfield...

  7. Fiscally Standardized Cities (FiSC)

    Database
    Databases
    August 2016

    The FISC Database makes it possible to compare local government finances for 150 of the largest U.S. cities across more than 125 categories of revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets, with annual data going back to 1977.

  8. Regional Planning in America

    Practice and Prospect
    Books
    April 2011
    Edited by Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell

    We live in regions—territories defined primarily by function and only rarely by jurisdiction. The places where we work, live, shop, recreate, and socialize constitute a territory that seldom...

  9. Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe

    Books
    April 2015
    Edited by Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Zorica Nedović-Budić, and Armando Carbonell

    Climate change, economic development, social justice, and community revitalization top the planning agenda in some European nations and U.S. states. The case studies in this volume follow the changes...

  10. Planning Support Systems for Cities and Regions

    Books
    October 2008
    Edited by Richard K. Brail

    This book invites the reader to join in a virtual dialogue with its authors—educators, theorists, model builders, and planners—about technology and the social context in which technology...

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