The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Horizon initiative that began in February 2018 was the first comprehensive Bay Area planning effort to analyze not only transportation and housing, but economic development, resilience, and the effects of emerging technologies as well.
On Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET), REMI will be joined by guest speaker Bobby Lu, Regional Planner at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments (MTC/ABAG), for a special webinar, “Planning for the Future of Infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay Area,” that displays best practices for using dynamic modeling in regional forecasting and planning processes.
Other regions, particularly metropolitan areas, can use this initiative and its findings as a framework for assessing the resilience of their institutions, transportation networks, and businesses.
The Horizon initiative was designed to identify strategies and investments to prepare the Bay Area for an uncertain future. This webinar demonstrates how the REMI model was used to study what the forecast of the Bay Area would look like in divergent futures, in addition to what actions the region could take to improve their resilience to uncertainties.
Mr. Lu is prepared to discuss how futures allow analysts to examine policies and investments, how the process informs the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategies, and the key results from MTC/ABAG’s analysis of the region’s performance during his upcoming guest presentation.