How will our choices affect our
region’s livability, economy,
and health?

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News

  • A public workshop was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  Review materials from the workshop on the Public Events page. Check back for information on other upcoming opportunities to learn about the process and provide your input.
  • The “reference case” is now available on the Resources page. The reference case is the baseline to which alternative scenarios are compared; it approximates the future if current policy direction is carried out without significant changes.

What is “scenario planning?”

Over the past three decades, central Lane County has made important choices about how to grow. This thoughtful approach to managing growth has resulted in vibrant, livable communities that offer choices about where and how we live. Over the next twenty years, our communities are likely to welcome more than 70,000 new residents. Plans like those currently being developed in the region – Envision Eugene, Springfield 2030, and Coburg Crossroads – establish a local vision for how our communities will accommodate new residents and jobs.

Scenario planning – a process for considering a range of plausible futures – allows us to examine how different choices would affect our region. This means that we can compare what happens to our region if we grow as planned to what happens if we change our plans. Scenario planning also lets us compare these various futures based on a wide range of community goals, from how much each of us will drive, walk, bike, and take transit, to how clean our air will be, to how much our households will spend on housing and transportation.

The communities of central Lane County – including the cities of Coburg, Eugene, Springfield; Lane County, Lane Transit District, and Lane Council of Governments – will work to explore different future scenarios in the coming months. Find out more information about the project on the Project Information and What’s New? pages and check the Resources page for more information about scenario planning in general and for project materials.