MI’s strategic scenario design is a bespoke and data-integrated scenario planning service that helps to explore alternate trajectories affecting urban liveability.

Scenario Planning for Urban Development and Resilience

The rapid pace of urbanisation in many cities has led to a significant disconnect between public policy interventions and urban planning developments. Consequently, many cities are unprepared for the urban challenges of the 21st century. This is especially true in developing cities where governments must manage a plethora of economic, social, and environmental challenges with limited resources. MI can help plan for a better future by developing scenarios and foresight that bridge the policy-planning divide with actionable insights.

MI’s approach to scenario planning marries quantitative research with participatory scenario building. This methodology scrutinises perceived trends and their uncertainties against empirical data, weeding out biases and fostering stakeholder consensus. With urban system policies stress-tested within these robust scenarios, cities are better poised to begin the journey towards more resiliency and liveability.

Scenario planning for urban resilience visualises potential futures of cities, identifying challenges and opportunities in an urbanising landscape.

We integrate deep quantitative research with participatory scenario building, focusing on actionable and unbiased insights.

Urban trends are critically examined against empirical data, ensuring cities get relevant and accurate forecasts.

Cities receive data-driven, forward-looking urban policies that command broad stakeholder support.

The result is a roadmap for sustainable growth, resilience, and enhanced urban liveability.

Scenario Planning for Public Policy and Governance

In our complex and ever-shifting global landscape, policies risk becoming obsolete before their effects can even be felt. It is therefore crucial to ensure urban policies can effectively improve present liveability outcomes, while accounting for and remaining adaptive to future challenges. MI can assist governments in two distinct ways: by addressing specific public policy challenges or by developing overarching scenarios against which urban policies can be assessed for resilience.

MI’s methodology combines rigorous quantitative research with participatory scenario planning. By comparing perceptions against data, we eliminate biases and ensure a comprehensive alignment with key stakeholders. As a result, our scenarios ensure policies are not only robust and forward-looking, but also enjoy broad consensus, ensuring effective implementation and enduring relevance.

Together with the client, MI co-creates scenarios that lead to adaptive strategies for urban policies, ensuring they respond effectively to global shifts and evolving urban needs.

By merging rigorous research with collaborative scenario planning, we help align public policies to cater for current needs while remaining adaptive to future challenges.

Stakeholder views are viewed in the context of empirical data, ensuring insights that are both robust and practical.

Governments are empowered with dynamic policies that enjoy broad consensus and can adapt to changing landscapes.

A pathway for developing policy frameworks that not only address today’s challenges but can adapt to tomorrow’s complexities.

Scenario Planning for Corporate Strategy

In today’s competitive corporate world, many businesses maintain a shorter-term market-oriented approach to corporate strategy. While this has its merits, it often overlooks potential abrupt market shifts, leaving businesses exposed to unforeseen challenges and untapped opportunities. MI’s scenario planning equips firms to not just navigate the present, but to anticipate and sculpt resilient future strategies.

MI integrates quantitative research with collaborative scenario planning. By juxtaposing current market data with potential future scenarios, MI helps companies identify blind spots, anticipate shifts, and craft scenarios that can be used to test the resilience of corporate strategies. MI’s insights help businesses navigate today’s challenges while positioning themselves for success in the uncharted territories of tomorrow.

A management intervention tool that readies businesses to anticipate, adapt, and excel amidst market uncertainties and volatilities.

We combine real-time market insights with potential future scenarios, offering businesses a comprehensive strategic vantage point.

Businesses’ potential blind spots are identified, and market evolutions are anticipated, promoting strategic innovation.

Businesses develop a foundational framework for developing and testing corporate strategies that are resilient to current market challenges while remaining attuned to future market opportunities.

TCFD Scenario for ESG Disclosure Reporting

Amidst a growing focus on sustainability, regulators and exchanges are intensifying their commitment to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) standards for disclosure requirements. This includes detailing the long-term business impact companies will face from climate change. MI can help ensure that TCFD scenarios go beyond simply compliance, and lead to meaningful outcomes.

Our TCFD scenarios, delve deeper to uncover insights into the tangible uncertainties and risks businesses may confront in a world wrestling with climate change. MI helps companies to understand the complex impacts climate change poses to their business, arming firms with clarity and foresight for what lies ahead.


Urban Development Indicators

A pressing challenge in quantifying urban issues is identifying and validating the appropriate metrics. At MI, we specialise in identifying, measuring, and distilling intricate urban phenomena into clear, actionable indicators. This work guides governments and industries in pinpointing relevant urban metrics, ensures that unique characteristics and subtleties of cities are accurately captured, and lays the foundation for more accurate and comparable indexes.

Delivering insights invaluable to both the public and private realms, MI’s metrics are not only pertinent but also carry a significant impact, empowering stakeholders to make informed decisions in urban planning and policy-making.

Bespoke Toolkits and Index Advisory

In today’s multifaceted urban landscape, generic solutions are unable to generate meaningful insights. MI’s bespoke toolkits are crafted to address distinct urban challenges, whether pertaining to liveability or specific urban dilemmas. Drawing upon our in-depth research and insights, these toolkits emerge as catalysts, accelerating urban development for both public and private stakeholders. Concurrently, our advisory services support index builders in refining urban benchmarks and guide cities in discerning their global positioning, ensuring a strategic and enlightened approach to urban evolution.

Benchmarking Urban Progress

Every city is on a journey, but knowing the starting point is pivotal. MI’s benchmarking expertise offers cities a lucid reflection of their current status in relation to their urban aspirations. Whether juxtaposed against global standards or bespoke visions, our insights equip cities with a clarity that’s indispensable. With this knowledge, they’re better positioned to craft strategies that are both ambitious and grounded, propelling them toward their vision of urban excellence.

Urban Liveability and Resilience Research

Cities are vibrant ecosystems teeming with potential and life. At MI, our research supports the understanding and enhancement in understanding the myriad elements that constitute urban liveability. From nuances in infrastructure to intricate facets of community engagement and environmental sustainability, our insights illuminate pathways to transform cities. The result? Urban spaces that don’t just exist but thrive, striking a harmonious balance between growth and quality of life.