Peer Workshop on Scenario Planning: Newport, RI June 7, 2004

This report summarizes a Peer Exchange on tools and effective practices for scenario planning. The Exchange, which was held in Newport, RI on June 7, 2004, was coordinated and supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was hosted by the Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program (Statewide Planning) - Rhode Island’s MPO. The Newport Exchange included presentations by peers from the Sacramento Council of Governments (SACOG) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). Scenario planning is a process in which transportation professionals and citizens work together to analyze and shape the long-term future of their communities. Using a variety of tools and techniques, participants in scenario planning assess trends in key factors such as transportation, land use, demographics, health, economic development, environment, and more. The participants bring the factors together in alternative future scenarios, each of these reflecting different trend assumptions and tradeoff preferences. In the end, all members of the community - the general public, business leaders, and elected officials - reach agreement on a preferred scenario. This scenario becomes the long-term policy framework for the community's evolution and is used to guide decision-making.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 10p

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  • Accession Number: 01765733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2021 10:43AM