MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Planning Exercise: Managing climate change-related uncertainty in infrastructure planning

Todd Schenk, PhD candidate, Environmental Policy and Planning

Jan/15 Tue 10:00AM-01:00PM TBD

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required

Interested in planning in the face of the risks and uncertainties posed by climate change? Want to practice your negotiation skills in a simulated multi-stakeholder environment? Interested in infrastructure planning?

I am looking for people to participate in a role-play simulation exercise at MIT (with lunch provided). 

As part of my dissertation work, I will be using this short exercise exploring the best ways of handling the uncertainties involved in managing climate change risks on urban waterfront infrastructure with decision-makers and other stakeholders in various locations (Rotterdam, Singapore and New York). I would like to pilot it here first. I hope that this exercise will be beneficial for all involved, providing an opportunity to think about the management of uncertainty in decision-making, along with a chance to practice negotiation skills. I also expect it to be fun.

The location is to be determined, but will be somewhere here at MIT. Please RSVP directly to me if you are willing and able to attend, or if you have any questions.

Sponsor(s): Urban Studies and Planning
Contact: Todd Schenk, (617) 230-8480,