Transitions: Anticipating and Governing Disruptive Change

What You'll Learn

  • Examine how technology is changing a local government planner's traditional roles and responsibilities.
  • Understand how to adapt planning techniques to incorporate uncertainty through scenario and anticipatory planning.
  • See how to apply change management to the specific example of mobility.

More Course Details

While everyone acknowledges change is coming (or already here), the planning profession is only now getting its arms around the implications for day-to-day work. Established processes, codes, and standards can lock communities into decisions that no longer match trends and opportunities. Planners must balance traditional roles with the need for data-informed, adaptive approaches.

This course considers what change management means for planners, as speakers address the fundamental aspects of identifying planning-related change drivers. Take a deep dive into the topic of change management and mobility, learning about the use of pilots, metrics, and transportation demand management (TDM) to manage transitions to automated fleets.

For process, speakers address how to adapt traditional planning approaches to incorporate unknowns and uncertainty. Learn how to create and integrate a smart city team, strategy, and programming.

For day-to-day work flow, speakers examine how to update data collection and analysis in order to help solve problems, drive policy, and measure results.