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Conference on Use of Scenario Planning in Transportation Planning

August 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Transportation Research Board is convening a conference August 14-17, 2016 focused on practical applications of scenario planning for transportation. This event will bring together state DOT, MPO, and local agency staff, consultants, and researcher to share knowledge, experiences and the latest research on using scenario planning approaches. This conference will build upon scenario planning research and application – particularly the TRB NCHRP Foresight series.

Three pre-conference workshops are featured on Sunday August 14, including an FHWA workshop. The conference (officially starting Sunday night) will feature interactive, hands-on experience combined with insightful direction, and reporting on relevant case studies. Case studies from across transportation will be used in a variety of settings to demonstrate the use of scenarios. Interactive exercises will be used to demonstrate the application of scenarios in planning, programming, public involvement and many other transportation arenas. Tools will also be showcased. While the conference will cover scenario planning involving trends/forecasting and end-state/visioning approaches, the focus of this conference will be on providing hands-on workshops and skill building session for exploratory scenario planning, explicitly incorporating future uncertainty into planning processes and plans.

View the preliminary draft agenda here (PDF).


Unnamed Venue
Portland, OR United States


Transportation Research Board

Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.