Steinitz method

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Unformatted text preview: Carl Steinitzs Framework Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes Island Press, 2003 Carl Steinitz, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, since 1966 Developed Alternative Futures Framework: A theory explains, a model predicts, and a framework organizes. Amos Rappaport Steinitz in a Nutshell: Devise future scenarios, revealing potential conditions, that can be reshaped into preferred ones Scenario Planning Creative foresight Alternative images instead of extrapolating current trends from the present. Involves questioning broadest assumptions Results: not a more accurate picture of the future, but better thinking and strategic conversations in the present Three Tasks Define scope and context of work Identify method of study and planning Implement the method My proposed framework identifies six types of questions. Define scope and context Representation Process Evaluation Change Impact Decision Representation Where is the project? What is your region? What is its history? What is its physical, economic, and social geography? Sources: natural and cultural history publications, planning documents, news articles Process What are the areas natural processes?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2010 for the course LA LA 301 taught by Professor Douglasdelgado during the Fall '09 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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