What are some examples of how scenario planning has been used in rural or quasi-suburban areas?
Burlington, Vermont, offers an example of scenarios used to address rural activity centers. Binghamton, New York, offers an example of scenarios used in a slow- or stagnant-growth region to help identify areas to invest transportation resources.5 Q: How can agencies encourage a broad range of public stakeholders to participate in a scenario planning effort? A: Agencies can consider using innovative methods to capture the public’s attention. For example, the Memphis MPO in Memphis, Tennessee, developed a Transportation Planning Advisory Committee (TPAC) as part of its 2007 scenario planning effort to update the long-range transportation plan. The TPAC includes a range of members, such as land developers, stay-at-home mothers, bicycle advocates, planners, retirees, and environmentalists. Various public involvement techniques were carried out with the TPAC. The MPO provided disposable cameras to TPAC members, who then took pictures of transportation-related elements in their neighborhoods