This final chapter investigates new directions for the application of channel mapping and simulation modeling as techniques for policy planning. The discussion begins by defining two classifications of social science research modes and describes how the two planning methods presented in this book fit into the distinction. Next some general conclusions about channel mapping and simulation modeling, and their integration, are presented. The discussion then proceeds to a presentation of some improvements and developments that are needed to make these techniques more responsive to the challenge of social planning in times of stress. Then some brief suggestions are made concerning continued application.