Journal of Futures Studies

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Chaos Theory and Socio-Economic Renewal in Hungary

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives | Comments Off on Chaos Theory and Socio-Economic Renewal in Hungary

by  Erzsébet Nováky and Miklós Orosz Abstract We utilised methods of chaos theory that were originally used in a 1990’s study to analyse the behaviour of various Hungarian socio-economic macro indicators, both historically and their expected behaviour in the future. In this study, we present the method adapted to PC and the behaviour of the selected […]

Asynchronous Online Foresight Panels: The Case of Wildfire Management

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Futures Studies Methodologies | Comments Off on Asynchronous Online Foresight Panels: The Case of Wildfire Management

by David N. Bengston and Robert L. Olson Abstract Text-based asynchronous online conferencing involves structured online discussion and deliberation among multiple participants from multiple sites in which there is a delay in interaction between contributors. This method has been widely used for a variety of purposes in higher education and other settings, but has not been commonly […]

Using a Futures Method to Improve an Older Adult’s Computer Learning Program: Lessons for a Beginning Futurist

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Education Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Using a Futures Method to Improve an Older Adult’s Computer Learning Program: Lessons for a Beginning Futurist

by Michael Nycyk Introduction Computers, especially the Internet, have had a significant role in changing human behaviours. A healthy knowledge-based net-society, with widespread computer and other technologies use, is a desirable future goal that potentially brings benefits to society (Duma & Monda, 2013). This must include older adults, those over 60 years of age, who are […]

EUTOPIA 75+: Exploratory Futures Scenarios for Baby Boomers’ Preferred Living Spaces

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Health Futures, Participatory and Network Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on EUTOPIA 75+: Exploratory Futures Scenarios for Baby Boomers’ Preferred Living Spaces

by David L. Wright, Laurie Buys, Desley Vine, Bo Xia, Martin Skitmore, Robin Drogemuller, Rosemary Kennedy & Mei Li Abstract Australia is experiencing the global phenomenon of an ageing population with the baby boomer generation starting to reach retirement age in large numbers. As a result, there is a growing need for appropriate accommodation and this […]

City Futures for City Leaders Penang Malaysia

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on City Futures for City Leaders Penang Malaysia

by Shermon Cruz & Cesar H. Villanueva Introduction Why Futures? Cities have emerged as change agents towards sustainable futures. Discussion about its size, food routes, transportation, health, climate change and community resilience has shifted the way cities are perceived into the future. Questions persist such as: How do we create the inclusive city? How do cities […]

Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Futures Education, Narrative Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

by Kewulay Kamara Introduction In May of 2013 a meeting was convened at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center to start an exploration of the changes taking place in how the future is integrated into decisionmaking. On the initiative of UNESCO Foresight twenty-three people from around the world gathered to discuss how recent thinking and experience with […]

Alternative Images of China in 2035: A Case Study of Tamkang University Workshops

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Alternative Images of China in 2035: A Case Study of Tamkang University Workshops

by Jeanne Hoffman ABSTRACT This article presents the findings of scenario planning workshops held on 10 and 13 December 2013 on the futures of ‘China (PRC) in 2035’ at the Graduate Institute of Futures Studies (GIFS) at Tamkang University in Taiwan. The workshops were structured around Inayatullah’s (2008) six pillars foresight process and employed the […]

From Crops to Care: The Changing Nature of Health Care in Rural Australia

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Health Futures, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on From Crops to Care: The Changing Nature of Health Care in Rural Australia

by Willow Pryor Introduction The nature of life in the classic Australian rural town is changing, and fast. Where once the farm and the family formed the centre of life and the community, now family-run farms find it hard to survive as a consequence of an ageing population and the young leaving to study and find […]

Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

by Michael Outram, Rainer Brenner, Dougal McClelland& Anders Dorph Introduction “Developing leaders for the future is vital; crime is no longer constrained by borders and we’re seeing the death of distance; police are being held to higher levels of accountability for outcomes and performance; and the environment we live in is evolving more quickly than ever.” […]

Using Causal Layered Analysis to Understand the Alliance between Social Workers with Their Professional Association

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Narrative Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Using Causal Layered Analysis to Understand the Alliance between Social Workers with Their Professional Association

by Gilbert Fan& Joan N. W. Khng ABSTRACT The decline of professional associations due to the advent of new technologies and the expanded function of social service agencies to professionalize the social worker have impacted the level of alliance of professionals with their professional association. How aligned professionals regard themselves in relation to their professional association […]


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