Workshop Materials: Scenarios Planning 101 and Part 2

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

These materials are from the “Scenarios Planning 101” and “Scenarios Planning Part 2” breakout sessions held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah, this workshop brought together around 50 HUD Sustainable Communities grantees, experts, and capacity-builders to focus on place-based local economic development strategies and scenarios planning.

In the 101 session, participants learned about gathering baseline data, developing a public involvement plan, facilitating public open houses, and creating scenarios. In Part 2, the focus was on bringing together technical teams, stakeholders, and the media to tell a compelling story that will build buy-in to implement your plan. Topics included 1) telling compelling stories through scenarios modeling and visualizations and 2) developing long-term capacity and preparing for implementation.

Presenters included:

Christie Oostema, Planning Director, Envision Utah
Jay Baker, Countywide Planner, Cache County, Utah
Lori Haddock, Economic development professional, Bear Lake County, Idaho
Mitch Poulsen, Executive Director, Bear Lake Regional Commission

Scenarios Planning 101 Powerpoint (PDF)
Measurements that Matter:  Modeling What Relates to Community Values and Issues (PDF)
Project Data Needs Spreadsheet (Excel)
Identifying Visioning Principles from Public Input (PDF)
Identifying Data Themes and Alternative Scenarios from Public Input (PDF) 
Envision Cache Valley Final Report and Toolkit (PDF)  (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.pdf)
Public Workshops Facilitator Guide (PDF)
Cache Valley Place Types Handout (PDF)
Bear Lake Valley Blueprint and Toolkit (PDF)  (http://www NULL.bearlakevalleyblueprint NULL.pdf)
Bear Lake Place Types Handout (PDF)

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