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Welcome to CMAP's exploration of scenarios, or alternative directions for our region's future. We used these alternative scenarios, along with past public input to create a draft preferred scenario that is available for review - a document that helped formulate ideas for the final GO TO 2040 plan.
The information on this website builds on the MetroQuest "Invent the Future" interactive software, which you can explore for educational purposes. This website presents policy and investment choices that make up each alternative scenario, impacts of each scenario on key indicators, and illustrations of how the alternative scenarios might affect some sample communities around the region. Learn more about how you can stay involved with GO TO 2040 here.
How is this different from the "Invent the Future" interactive software?
What is scenario evaluation?
Will there be a vote on the best scenario?
No – the point of this process is to identify the pros and cons of each scenario. We will not pick one of these scenarios as the winner. Instead, based on the input we receive, a "preferred scenario" will be created which combines the most positive aspects of each scenario. We have written a preferred regional scenario, and the final GO TO 2040 Plan will be adopted in fall 2010.
How were the alternative scenarios developed?
The alternative scenarios were developed using examples from around the nation and consultation with CMAP's working committees. A summary of the results of this process is described here (PDF 596 KB).