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MIT11_304js09_assn01 - future changes we must define and...

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Department of Urban Studies and Planning Spring 2009 Department of Architecture 11.304J / 4.255J Site and Infrastructure Systems Planning – Japan Studio Future Scenarios Scenarios are powerful tools for addressing what is both fundamentally significant and profoundly unknowable—the future. Unlike forecasts, which impose patterns extrapolated from the past onto the future, scenarios are plausible, pertinent, alternative stories that are concerned more with strategic thinking than with strategic planning. Scenarios attempt to look beyond our more limited mind-sets, recognizing that possibilities are influenced by a wide range of people and that many views of the world are different from our own. Since our aim is to guide and plan for a community that will be adaptable and regenerative as it faces
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Unformatted text preview: future changes, we must define and assume certain scenarios as a basis for design decisions. Task: Generate your personal list of possible lifestyle scenarios and their possible impacts on community design scale. These should at a minimum include your perspective on: Mobility Energy People Connections Work and Education Family Nature/Ecology Food Technology Governance Due Date: Feb 10 (written document) 1 MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 11.304J / 4.225J Site and Infrastructure Systems Planning Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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