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Monterey, California
June 2, 2006
Workshop Host Agencies:
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments
California Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration, California Division
Workshop Participants:
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
Cities of Gonzales, Marina, Monterey, Salinas, Scotts Valley, and Soledad
County of Santa Cruz
Federal Highway Administration, California Division, Office of Planning, and Resource Center
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Puget Sound Regional Council
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
Strategic Initiatives
San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center


The following report summarizes a Peer Workshop on tools and effective practices for scenario planning. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) coordinated and led the daylong workshop in Monterey, California. Presenters from the FHWA provided participants with an overview of the scenario planning process and described available resources and tools to assist with scenario planning analysis. The local presenter from Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) discussed population, quality of life, and development trends in the Monterey region. One of the main issues the region faces is unaffordable housing for many of the region's inhabitants.

In addition to presenting information on their region's scenario planning efforts, the peer presenter from San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, California, discussed how his region used real-time results to engage stakeholders; the presenter from the Puget Sound Regional Council discussed how his region integrated scenario planning into environmental impact statements; and the presenter from Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments discussed how his region is implementing projects in line with their scenario planning effort in light of political challenges. A question and answer period at the end of the presentation focused primarily on media coverage and public involvement.

Photo: Steve Devenchenzi, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Photo: Kathy Urlie, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments Photo: Participant discussion

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