Online workshop: Introduction to Scenario Planning with Dr Kiah Smith

July 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (AEST)
Online (via Zoom)
Format: 2 hour webinar

Please join the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and the Greenprints initiative, for an in-person and online workshop that will provide an important opportunity to hear updates about scenario planning.

Future scenarios provide an innovative method to move beyond critiques of the current situation to envisage the kinds of futures we would like to create, and can help us create a plan to get there. When combined with participatory methods, futures planning can also bring diverse stakeholders together in creative ways, opening up new spaces for dialogue to support deeper social/environmental change. In this seminar, Dr Kiah Smith will draw from her ‘Fair Food Futures’ research to show how participatory future scenarios have helped community groups generate shared visions of systems transformation, communicate these visions, and identify policy actions. “We must imagine the future before we can create it”. 

We will have ample time for questions and discussion, so please join our workshop and bring your questions along!

  • DATE: Thursday 14 July 2022
  • TIME: 12 noon to 2:00pm AEST/Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane time)
  • IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM + this workshop will be recorded, and shared on the Greenprints website after the event
  • Hosted by AELA’s National Convenor – Dr Michelle Maloney


Kiah Smith is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science, UQ. Her research aims to understand the social and political dynamics of grassroots food system transformation, in Australia and globally. She has published on food justice, food security, sustainable livelihoods, gender, resilience, green economy, food movements and the SDGs.


Greenprints is a program created by AELA that:

  • provides a practical, step-by-step approach to help people understand both the big picture and the small details of how to transform our societies, so we can care for the environment, build new economies and thrive within safe ecological and climate limits
  • can bring people together across communities and bioregions, to forge new futures, by joining up our existing and new efforts and initiatives;
  • is an Australian-designed approach, that aims to be accessible to anyone. It demystifies and connects the many varied concepts, models and methods that can be used to create ecocentric, sustainable and regenerative communities, organisations and societies (It helps you use Doughnut Economics, Global Ecological Footprint, Rights of Nature, SDGs and other approaches!)


The Greenprints Exchange is a community of people with expertise across an array of knowledge systems and areas of expertise, including: Indigenous law, philosophy and culture, across natural sciences, social sciences, design, law, planning, food systems, design, the arts and more. The Exchange is quite literally a way for people to meet, exchange ideas and share their expertise with the Greenprints team, and Greenprints communities.


Greenprints is for everyone – community activists, lawyers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, economists, school teachers – anyone who’s interested in or already involved in creating real systems change, to protect our environment and create new governance approaches.