The emergence of new and improved scenario planning tools over the last 10 years offers promise that the use of scenario planning can increase and that the goal of providing open access to the full potential of scenario planning tools is within reach. The report recommends seven immediate actions that are either in process or could be implemented quickly to facilitate this goal. Please join us in partnership to collaborate on these challenges.
Create an online platform
ScenarioPlanningTools.org is the online platform and will grow over time into a community of planners, software developers, and other engaged folks. Want to contribute content? Or be involved in some way with future development? Contact: Frank Hebbert (email@example.com)
Develop a curriculum
The next generation of professional and citizen planners will have daunting challenges ahead of them. Help us build a scenario planning curriculum that will teach this next generation.
Contact: Ray Quay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Establish a model process
Scenario planning processes can be daunting, especially when you’re first diving in. Help us design a model process that can be used as a template for regions and communities of varying capacities to approach scenario planning. Contact: Jason Lally (email@example.com)
Illustrate different uses of scenario planning tools
Scenario planning looks different in various contexts and different stages. Help us illustrate these specific uses to help others up and running faster. Contact: Jason Lally (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Establish data standards
Interoperability among tools needs to improve. Data standards will help tools talk to each other and future proof them against emerging technologies. Tell us what data standards for places types and land use patterns would help you? Contact: Thom York (email@example.com)
Initiate a model collaborative project
Tools cannot operate in silos to address the biggest problems of our day. Join us in a model collaborative project that will bring together multiple tools into a process. Contact: C.J. Gabbe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advance new concepts
Scenario planning approaches are shifting as computing power increases and networks become more powerful. Help us consider the new tools for anticipatory governance using foresight and anticipation to address uncertainty and future challenges. Contact Ray Quay (email@example.com)