Cities are changing rapidly due to forces such as climate change and natural disasters, population shifts, and technology. Understanding what the next year, 5 years, or 20 years can bring may seem like a daunting task. Therefore, we create Scenario Planning products that help you manage uncertainty and remain effective as the future unfolds.
Each product fits a distinct need and is customizable to your organization's situation. Products can be combined or plugged into larger projects, and each one leverages our services - particularly techniques for Scenario Planning, Alternative Futures, and Strategic Foresight as well as applicable expertise areas. Scenario Planning products include:
Future Uncertainty Preparation
Your organization, and the people it serves, has a number of future forces coming its way - from climate change and robotization of jobs to natural disasters and more. The uncertainties are not always clear, nor are their paths. Future Uncertainty Preparation identifies uncertainties and tracks the courses they may take. This aids in structuring general tactics for any uncertainty or path while identifying specific tactics to deploy in certain situations. By taking Scenario Planning into the highly practical realm, your organization gains concrete guidance for future reactions.
Future Outcome Structuring
Your organization is working towards a specific future outcome such as increased diversity of housing stock, increased adoption of public transit, or improvements in public health in pursuit of a larger mission for social equity and inclusiveness, environmental sustainability, and/or economic progress. While the end goal is clear, the path to get there is not. There are many forces along the path, some known and unknown, others controllable and uncontrollable. Future Outcome Structuring identifies forces and generates a road map with tactics dependent on what the future brings - enabling a dynamic approach to your complex needs.