Journal of Futures Studies

Social and Community Development Foresight

Using CLA to Deconstruct Current Scholarly Views on Corporate Accountability to Community

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Corporate and Managerial Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Using CLA to Deconstruct Current Scholarly Views on Corporate Accountability to Community

Abstract  Using causal layered analysis (CLA), a critical futures methodology, this paper maps and analyses a number of competing discourses relating to accountability to community within the scholarly literature. The focus is on the multiple perspectives expressed by scholars as viewed through the lens of corporate-community accountability. The aims are to challenge current dominant views, […]

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 […]

Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Research in Progress, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey

by Robert Costanza, Ida Kubiszewski, Steve Cork, Paul W. B. Atkins, Alexandra Bean, Alexis Diamond,  Nicola Grigg, Emily Korb, Jasmin Logg-Scarvell, Rajkumari Navis & Kimberley Patrick Abstract We reviewed a broad range of scenarios of the future developed for Australia and globally and developed a synthesis for Australia. Our four synthesis scenarios were structured around two axes: (1) individual vs. community orientation and (2) whether biophysical […]

A Critical Analysis of Four South East Queensland City Futures Initiatives

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Social and Community Development Foresight, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Colin Russo Abstract The four initiatives being studied in this article are large and influential City Futures initiatives and involve some of the largest community engagements the cities have ever conducted. Several city visioning initiatives conducted in South East Queensland (SEQ) have been written about in various reports but this is the first time detailed […]

Exploring the Future of Infant Feeding: Scenarios About the Future of Parenting, Infant Nutrition and Consumer Habits in The United States of America

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Gender Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Exploring the Future of Infant Feeding: Scenarios About the Future of Parenting, Infant Nutrition and Consumer Habits in The United States of America

by Alexandra Whittington Abstract Four scenarios of infant feeding offer strategic insights about American culture and social patterns by generating implications for the future of the family, nutrition, consumers and gender roles. The study involves careful examination of two critical uncertainties about the future of infant feeding: the outcome of cultural tensions among American mothers, known […]

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 […]

The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Participatory and Network Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

by Alisha Bhagat ABSTRACT This report describes the methods and findings used at the 2014 Myanmar Futures Exchange (MFE), a futures workshop that engaged with government, NGOs, religious groups, and academics in Yangon, Myanmar. The MFE presented a unique opportunity to brainstorm strategies for the future of economic development in Myanmar with a cross-section of […]

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 […]

Collaborative Futures: Integrating Foresight with Design in Large Scale Innovation Processes-Seeing and Seeding the Futures of Europe

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Participatory and Network Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Collaborative Futures: Integrating Foresight with Design in Large Scale Innovation Processes-Seeing and Seeding the Futures of Europe

by Angela Wilkinson, Martin Mayer & Verena Ringler ABSTRACT Large scale societal and political changes can be enabled via open and collaborative innovation processes in which diverse interests collaborate to co-create the future. These social learning processes do not claim to know about the future but instead call for learning with alternative futures to become more […]


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