Book Reviewed in Planning

My book, Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions, has been included in the “Planners Library” feature in the August/September issue of the American Planning Association’s magazine, Planning. Reviewer Harold Henderson comments that “scenario planning looks to be made for the tumult of 2020 and whatever follows,” and notes “one of the book’s many strengths is […]

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New Paper: “Learning to Manage Common Resources: Stakeholders Playing a Serious Game See Increased Interdependence in Groundwater Basin Management”

This paper is the product of a three-year collaborative research project between the Environmental Defense Fund, Colleen Seifert, a UM psychology professor, myself, and several research assistants. In 2017, the Graham Sustainability Institute sponsored a matchmaking event where UM social scientists could interact with EDF staff who had ideas for research collaborations. At that event, […]

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Inside the Box: Sidebars on Scenario Planning

As I was writing my book, Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions, I realized there were topics I wanted to touch on but that didn’t fit neatly within the main narrative. I ended up placing these tidbits in a series of supplementary boxes that are placed in relevant chapters. Since they touch on issues I […]

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New Publications Spotlight Scenario Planning Cases

I’m often asked for urban scenario planning case studies, and for good reason, since studying cases is an excellent way to see how this powerful planning method can be applied. Two recent publications contain a variety of cases that complement those I include in my book. Practitioner Uri Avin and I wrote the article “Using […]

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‘Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions’ Published

The day has finally arrived! My book, Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures, is now available for sale directly from the distributor (Columbia University Press). A number of online retailers have listings and are accepting pre-orders, but none show copies in stock yet. In the case of Amazon, it may […]

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