New book forthcoming: ‘Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures’

Over the past couple years I have been hard at work on a book about how cities are planning their long-term futures using a methodology known as scenario planning. The book now has a publication date–April 1, 2020–and is now available for pre-order from and Columbia University Press (through a partnership with the book’s publisher, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy). Here is the publisher’s description:

This book offers the first in-depth examination of scenario planning. This urban and regional planning approach enables communities to create and analyze multiple plausible versions of the future in the face of rapid technology advances, climate change, and other twenty-first century challenges. Robert Goodspeed explains what scenario planning is and presents evidence of its effectiveness. Intended for urban planning professionals, students, and researchers, the book includes a clear overview of scenario planning methods, a chapter on specific modeling and simulation tools, case studies, and helpful synopses at the conclusion of each chapter.

Stay tuned for more details closer to the publication date!

Author: Rob Goodspeed