*VIRTUAL* – Scenario Planning for Transport Planners

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Virtual Transport Planners Training

Description:

Taking into account the latest Government recommendations regarding social distancing and working from home regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision in conjunction with the trainers that this course will now be delivered via distance learning. The course will still have all the course work, workshops and interactivity as those delivered in the classroom, allowing for the same level of learning while taking into account the recommendations for these special circumstances. There will be a live trainer facilitating this course from 9:00 – 17:00 GMT.

It has often been said that transport is in an age of disruptive change. Long-held assumptions about links between the transport and economy have been challenged by new evidence. Barely a day goes by without a new mobility service, start-up, driverless car, hyperloop, or something else futuristic being announced. This poses a significant challenge to policy makers. How can we provide a transport system that is fit for the future?

Framing how you think about the future is the first step to developing robust, evidence-led strategies. Scenario testing has often been used by transport planners for business case development, and predictions have been used to write policy.

This course will focus on how to create future scenarios as a starting point against which to develop your future mobility strategies. It will introduce you to trend analysis, creating a vision, understanding uncertainties, and all the components of a good quality future scenario.

Overview

It has often been said that transport is in an age of disruptive change. Long-held assumptions about links between the transport and economy have been challenged by new evidence. Barely a day goes by without a new mobility service, start-up, driverless car, hyperloop, or something else futuristic being announced. This poses a significant challenge to policy makers. How can we provide a transport system that is fit for the future? Framing how you think about the future is the first step to developing robust, evidence-led strategies. Scenario testing has often been used by
transport planners for business case development, and predictions have been used to write policy.

This course will focus on how to create future scenarios as a starting point against which to develop your future mobility strategies. It will introduce you to trend analysis, creating a vision, understanding uncertainties, and all the components of a good quality future scenario.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will have:

• An understanding of the history of scenario planning, foresight, and
futures thinking in the transport sector
• Understand the role national, regional and local governments play in
integrating active modes into mainstream modes of transport
• An understanding of the difference between visions, predictions, and
scenarios, and how they lead to different strategies and policy
• Understand the role of consultation and participation with stakeholder
and communities in creating scenarios and strategies
• Learn about the different methods that are utilised when researching
trends and uncertainties, as well as their strengths and weaknesses
• Experience with using analysis tools required to understand how the
future could change, the evidence behind uncertainties and trends, and
the implications of scenarios for delivery
• Translating scenarios into new transport strategies

Who should attend

This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to scenario planning, and is suitable for professionals working in the fields of transport planning, transport policy, highway engineering, road safety, public health, or with managerial responsibility for these roles. It will also be of interest to people addressing future transport issues within the third sector and academia. We are looking at the senior and principal planner level; potentially just starting their first policy project, and needs to do
scenarios work.

 

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £365 + Vat

 

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