Renaissance is participating this week in the TRB sponsored conference “Use of Scenario Planning in Transportation Planning.” The conference is being held in Portland, Oregon and is exploring practical uses of scenario planning in transportation, including strategies to develop scenarios and ways that transportation plans can respond to scenarios. The event is bringing together officials from state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and local agencies, consultants, and researchers to share knowledge, experiences and the latest how to’s on using scenario planning in transportation.
The conference format includes case studies, interactive exercises and hands-on workshops and skill building. Katharine Ange, AICP, worked with partners from FHWA to develop presentation materials and design a hands-on workshop session that engaged participants in mock scenario planning to address a range of issues including planning increasing frequency of extreme weather events, the advancement of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), and multimodal corridor transformation. The session also highlighted the release of two FHWA scenario planning guidebooks for which Renaissance staff served as contributing authors including.