WORKING PAPER: “How Scenario Planning Affects Regional and Local Plans and Planning Practices: An Empirical Analysis” by Arnab Chakraborty and Stephen Averill Sherman
This working paper investigates how regional scenario efforts can shape regional and local plans and planning processes.

COMING SOON: How to Use Exploratory Scenario Planning (XSP): Navigating an Uncertain Future by Jeremy Stapleton (with featured policy brief)
This manual is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in using XSP at the local, regional, or organizational level.

Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures by Robert Goodspeed offers the first book-length, in-depth examination of scenario planning. 

How to Design Your Scenario Planning Process by Janae Futrell, AICP, is a PAS Memo that provides a “how-to” guide on preparing to implement scenario planning, moving through sequential steps to create a “roadmap” for the process. 

Scenario Planning: Embracing Uncertainty to Make Better Decisions by Robert Goodspeed defines different scenario types, processes, and tools that shape better and more inclusive planning practices in a short briefing paper.

For additional publications, visit the Lincoln Institute’s scenario planning library and the American Planning Association’s KnowledgeBase.

Other Projects

Educational Webinar Series

Interactive learning opportunities for both beginner and advanced levels, the “Summer Scenarios” five-part series ran June through August 2018, view the videos

Request for Proposals

Following the 2018 and 2020 RFP processes, new scenario projects have been produced and funded.

Curriculum Development

Information forthcoming


2019 Annual Conference

Our flagship yearly event brought together experts, practitioners, and more in historic Hartford, Connecticut.

Conference Highlights Reel

Video forthcoming

2021 Virtual Conference

The annual cutting-edge event with practitioners, consultants, and academics moves online in January 2021.