2015 UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium – Planning for Change: from Fragile to Agile @ UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm

Over the two-and-a-half day symposium, we’ll take a deep dive into agile planning, an emerging approach to planning for expanding mandates, technological innovation, and shifting preferences in an era of climate, fiscal, and regional change.  We differentiate fragile and agile planning as follows:

Fragile plans break down over time.  These plans don’t anticipate how technology could change travel and urban life.  Fragile plans extrapolate a continuation of past trends rather than a projection of future changes. Over time, a fragile plan’s guidance becomes less useful, and it is retired to the shelf.   

Agile plans consider many future scenarios, including those that differ substantially from historic trends. Agile plans are resilient and adaptive.   An agile plan continues to guide a planning organization’s learning over time, building in decision points for future actions.  

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