The five-hour Envision East Central Iowa scenario-based Think-Tank was conducted virtually on September 29, 2021. Approximately 122 people attended this workshop that included ECICOG staff, regional community members, industry, and agency representatives. The Think-Tank was intended to build coherency around a vision for regional future planning for East Central Iowa that will guide stakeholders over the next five years.
The scenario planning process provides a method to explore plausible futures and consider the implications of various future scenarios. The Think-Tank workshop aimed to:
Deepen the understanding and examination of how external events and local conditions could shape decision-making
Identify and understand the key influences, trends, and dynamics that will shape the solid waste management and recycling looking out to 2030
Create and describe four plausible long-term scenarios for the East Central Iowa
Explore alignment around a shared future vision
Examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to East Central Iowaas perceived by community stakeholders
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