Futurewise “Scenario Planning” with WSDOT

Futurewise participated in “scenario planning” with other state-wide transportation partners to determine how the Washington State Transportation Plan (WTP) could be updated to deal with an uncertain future.  In accordance with the graphical image shown here, WSDOT determined that two factors in the future with the highest level of uncertainty and the highest level of importance were “technological change” and “natural disasters and climate change.”  The four teams involved in the planning exercise discussed the opportunities and challenges resulting from four scenarios:

The government is able to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is able to keep up with technological change.

The government is unable to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is able to keep up with technological change.

The government is unable to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is unable to keep up with technological change.

The government is able to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is unable to keep up with technological change.

More planning for the WTP that includes the results of this exercise will occur later this year and next spring.

Futurewise “Scenario Planning” with WSDOT

Futurewise participated in “scenario planning” with other state-wide transportation partners to determine how the Washington State Transportation Plan (WTP) could be updated to deal with an uncertain future.  In accordance with the graphical image shown here, WSDOT determined that two factors in the future with the highest level of uncertainty and the highest level of importance were “technological change” and “natural disasters and climate change.”  The four teams involved in the planning exercise discussed the opportunities and challenges resulting from four scenarios:

The government is able to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is able to keep up with technological change.

The government is unable to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is able to keep up with technological change.

The government is unable to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is unable to keep up with technological change.

The government is able to adapt to climate change and natural disasters, and is unable to keep up with technological change.

More planning for the WTP that includes the results of this exercise will occur later this year and next spring.

Meet Brooke Frickleton, Deputy Legal Director!

  Futurewise is thrilled to welcome Brooke Frickleton to our team as our new Deputy Legal Director! Brooke will be working with our long-time staff attorney, Director of Planning & Law Tim Trohimovich, on the upcoming comprehensive plan updates. Tell … Continue reading

Kate Brunette
April 22, 2024

March 2024 Executive Director Note – The Seattle Comprehensive Plan Needs Your Help

I have a rule at Futurewise: don’t focus on Seattle. There are so many great places across the state where important planning decisions are being made. Many of those places and decisions get too little attention from the media and … Continue reading

Marcella Buser
April 1, 2024