All administrators should treat themselves to a research design. It is an enormous help when it comes to making planning choices. We explore the past, analyse the present and design the future. A number of options are still available for the future. Research design helps to gain insight into their spatial consequences and possible yield. In research design we and our partners explore the possible directions for the future and we formulate coherent variants. We visualise them in scenario charts and impressions to help them to grasp what they might want. In this way we help our principals to join with administrators, experts and citizens in looking for the future that we would like to bring about.