interesting article from Noah on future of cities, with an enlightening slideshow

“Last year I participated in a large scenario planning effort as part of the University of Oxford’s “Future of Cities” programme. The project interviewed a range of business leaders, property developers, environmentalists, community activists, political scientists, engineers, architects and designers from around the world.  It then extracted a variety of themes and drivers in using a traditional STEEP framework and synthesised these into three scenarios through several workshops.

Although the scenario process was inductive, the final scenarios were presented on a 2×2 deductive grid to help explain their dominant logics to the stake-holder group.