Module 3: Think-Tank

McKinney’s Think-Tank Module 3: Think-Tank took place on Thursday, September 30, 2021

City staff and residents participated in McKinney’s Think-Tank Module 3. The Think-Tank began with an overview of the scenario-planning process and an explanation of how the workshop would proceed. Facilitated by the consultant facilitators, participants as a group then created the descriptions of the four scenarios that make up the quadrants of McKinney’s scenario matrix. The group developed each scenario’s characteristics and headline news and created a name for each scenario. Participants were asked to consider three dimensions while creating the scenarios:
  • Consumption patterns and waste types
  • Policy settings and application of technology
  • Waste management systems being utilized

After creating the four scenarios for the future of solid waste management in McKinney, participants discussed the plausibility of the scenarios created looking out to 2040. The group then discussed Expected and Preferred futures and participants were asked to take an Expected and Preferred Survey to validate the preferred future for McKinney.

McKinney’s Solid Waste Management Strategy Scenario Matrix:


For more information about the City of McKinney’s Solid Waste Management Strategy Project, please contact:

Eric Hopes,
City of McKinney