“Narrative Path Dependencies: From Scenario Building in Literary Texts to the Narratology and Rhetoric of Pragmatic Texts” completes the reversal of perspectives: It builds on selected concepts from narratology, metaphor theory, research on cognitive models and Funktionsgeschichte to develop a theoretical framework for the comparative analysis of the real-world functions of literary texts, for instance in scenario building, and, conversely, of the literary strategies in and functions of pragmatic texts such as planning documents. Developing further recent narratological research on planning texts in literary urban studies, the chapter proposes the notion of what I call “narrative path dependencies” in planning texts.