Participatory Planning, which emphasizes the involvement of the community within regional or urban planning processes, is becoming increasingly important. We have found, in Future iQ, that participatory planning is integral to all of our projects. Whether we are working with communities in the US, who may have been impacted by job losses due to defense cuts, or communities in parts of Europe who are experiencing high levels of unemployment, youth out-migration and ageing populations. Participatory planning is becoming increasing crucial in order to include all stakeholders in planning for the future. Future iQ uses participatory planning processes such as The Future Game and Scenario-Based Strategic Planning within many of our projects.