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Trends Analysis

Trends Analysis & Scenario Planning

We as a community, region, state and nation are experiencing some of the most significant changes ever experienced by humankind. The 20th Century saw massive increases in population, urban sprawl, and mobility through the construction of the Interstate Highway System.

Trends not only impact transportation planning, but could have impacts on all of the elements of comprehensive planning touched by transportation choices. 

While the trends show vast differences in land use and development choices, communities can either try to change those trends, or they can make choices that reflect the trends in an effort to prepare for the future.

Check out the WAMPO Trends Primer for more information on the following topics:

  • Asset Management
  • Blueprint for Regional Growth
  • Changing Economic Patterns
  • Congestion Management Analysis
  • Focus Forward: Let's Change Our Trajectory (Chung Report)
  • Generational Analysis
  • Global Trade Picture
  • Livability for All
  • WAMPO Regional Significance
  • Transportation & Health 
  • Trends, Change & Long Range Plans
  • Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
  • Wichita State University - Innovation Campus
  • Wichita's Urban Infill Initiative

Key Trends Presentations

Check out some of our recent trends presentations below.  For a full listing of our WAMPO Speaker Series installments visit our Youtube Channel by clicking HERE.


Public Health & Transportation

An update on Wichita's Urban Infill Initiative
Speaker: Dr. Justin Moore, MD, FACP      

Dr. Moore is an endocrinologist who does consulting work at the clinical care-public health intersection.  Here he is shown giving a  presentation on the impact of transportation on community health.

Dr. Moore believes that health is hard to define and harder to measure, but that whatever it is, it is easier for most people to achieve than they think. He stops more medications than he starts. He is an evangelist for daily transportation by bike, and he is proof that you don't have to be good at bike racing to like it.

To learn more about the intersection of public health and transportation check out a recording of Dr. Moore's presentation here!


Land Use & Transportation

An update on Wichita's Urban Infill Initiative
Speaker: Dave Barber, AICP,  Advanced Plans Manager, Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department

Between late 2015 and early 2016, the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County adopted a new joint Community Investments Plan (CIP) for years 2015-2035.  This plan contains a new Wichita Urban Infill Strategy designed to encourage population and employment growth, residential and commercial development and reinvestment in the older, mature neighborhoods of Wichita.

To learn more about the intersection of land use and transportation check out a recording of Dave's presentation here!


Transportation & the Urban Core

As Executive Vice President of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Jason Gregory is responsible for launching and guiding various initiatives leading the implementation of Project Downtown, Wichita's Downtown Master Plan and the WDDC's strategic business plan.  

Jason also provides key leadership for the Downtown Design Resource Center whose mission is to connect and engage individuals in the development of our Downtown. 

Watch as he shares with the WAMPO Transportation Policy Body about the intersections between the success of the urban core and transportation.