Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
The workshop successfully conveyed critical concepts of scenario planning to participants and disseminated lessons learned from a similar effort in a comparable region. Participants had opportunities to hear from several Federal staff involved in the Partnership to learn more about what Federal resources are available to assist the Greater Birmingham region with implementing scenario planning. Participants were also able to discuss what they learned and how they believed scenario planning could be applied to the region.
“This was a very informative and useful workshop. These techniques will help us to move Birmingham forward [and make] smarter investments in transportation.”
- Birmingham workshop participant
Evaluation forms collected from participants after the workshop indicated that they learned a significant amount from the speakers, each other, and from Federal staff. In fact, participants believed that the Partnership session was one of the most useful of the workshop. Overall, participants expressed satisfaction with the content and structure of the workshop and demonstrated enthusiasm for scenario planning.
RPCGB intends to continue the momentum from the workshop by using scenario planning to complete the next update of its regional transportation plan. The agency believes that a scenario planning effort could help the Greater Birmingham region and its residents move forward to identify and reach a preferred future.