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Scenario Planning for Urban Futures

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Create Resilient and Sustainable Cities with Scenario Planning.

Scenario planning is a practice that allows communities to plan for an uncertain future. Planners can explore long-term implications of multiple scenarios and prepare for critical uncertainties. 

The practice guides planners, community members, and other stakeholders through various plausible scenarios and potential futures. Stakeholders learn how to effectively respond to and plan for these possibilities. In the course, urban planning professionals will gain first-hand knowledge about the scenario planning process. They will leave with concrete ideas for how to implement scenarios in their cities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Develop knowledge and skills to be reflective practitioners who draw on scenario techniques, including scenario analysis, life cycles, scenario development, and more. 
  • Learn to appropriately foster urban progress for future scenarios through effective planning methods and practice.
  • Gain hands-on knowledge of techniques to analyze trends, construct scenario narratives, and model scenarios using GIS tools.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

LEARNING SCHEDULE

9:00AM – 5:30PM ET

This program is available both in person in Ann Arbor and as a 3-day remote-live session via Zoom.

Course participants will dive deep into the topic. They will examine theory, review case studies, and participate in interactive activities. Upon course completion, they will have concrete ideas for how to implement scenarios in their communities.

LAPTOP REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE
Participants will receive digital reading materials, scenario planning tools, and other content digitally.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH the lincoln institute of land policy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Urban planning professionals
  • Early career professionals seeking to advance their skills
  • Consultants seeking to deepen their expertise to win bids
  • Advanced scenario planning practitioners seeking to reflect on their practices
  • Master’s level urban planning students at programs where the topic is not available
  • PhD students in various fields, e.g., sustainability, public policy, social work
  • Applied researchers

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INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

Rob Goodspeed

Robert Goodspeed, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Heather Hannon

  • Associate Director of Planning Practice and Scenario Planning, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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Would you like to request a custom course? Please email Andrea Schuitman at aschuit@umich.edu or submit the form below.

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