Journal of Futures Studies

Health Futures

A Foresight Analysis of Pervasive Healthcare Technologies

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Futures Studies Methodologies, Health Futures | Comments Off on A Foresight Analysis of Pervasive Healthcare Technologies

by Thomas Gauthier & Katarzyna Wac Abstract Inevitably, healthcare goes pervasive, yet its many potential future scenarios are still to be defined. We employ foresight techniques to define some of these scenarios, as relevant for the current and future state of healthcare in Geneva, Switzerland. We teach the methodology to undergraduate business administration students – potential […]

Bangkok Flood Risk Management: Application of Foresight Methodology for Scenario and Policy Development

January 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Bangkok Flood Risk Management: Application of Foresight Methodology for Scenario and Policy Development

by Sreeja Nair, Wong Kai Wen & Chow Mei Ling Abstract Between end 2011 and early 2012, Bangkok was hit by massive flooding due to intense rainfall which together with high tides overwhelmed the poor drainage infrastructure of the low-lying city. The floods impacted not just local residents and businesses, but also disrupted the local operations […]

Using Systems Thinking to Create more Impactful Social Policy

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Futures Studies Methodologies, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Using Systems Thinking to Create more Impactful Social Policy

by Julia Canty-Waldron Abstract This article proposes that “systems thinking” offers a way of (a) diagnosing the potential effectiveness of social policy and (b) of creating more impactful social policy. In particular, Donella Meadows’ “twelve places to intervene” (Meadows 1999) have been used as the basis of creating a tool to this end. Meadows’ 12 places […]

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 […]

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 […]

Futures of Ageing in Singapore

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Narrative Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on Futures of Ageing in Singapore

by Wong Kai Wen ABSTRACT Singapore is one of the most rapidly ageing countries in the world with the proportion of those aged 65 and above projected to more than double from 8% in 2005 to 20% in 2030. This is due to a rapidly declining total fertility rate coupled with an increasing life expectancy as […]

How Can the Threat of New and Emerging Infectious Diseases be Reduced?

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on How Can the Threat of New and Emerging Infectious Diseases be Reduced?

by Graeme Woodrow Introduction Overview of Australia’s State of Health Australia is one of the healthiest nations as measured by life expectancy. Australia’s life expectancy at birth continues to rise and is almost 84 years for females and 79 years for males.1 At age 65, males can expect to live to 84 years and females to […]

Sustainable Development and Climate Change

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Health Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Sustainable Development and Climate Change

by Chris Riedy Introduction Asia/Oceania In July 2010, Pakistan experienced severe flooding from monsoon rains. Approximately one-fifth of the country was underwater (WFP, 2010), with more than 20 million people directly affected and a death toll of almost 2,000 (Asian Development Bank, 2010). The total economic impact has been estimated at 9 to 11 billion USD […]

Future Evolution of the Human Brain

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Future Evolution of the Human Brain

by Arthur Saniotis & Maciej Henneberg ABSTRACT The past course of the evolution of the human brain indicates that its major feature was not so much anatomical change as the alteration of biochemistry and physiology through neurohormonal regulation and neurotransmitter alterations. In the recent, historical past, human brain size decreased during the period of the rapid […]

Futurewatch

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Global Foresight, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote Introduction Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, T. Lang, M. Heasman, Earthscan, 04. The food policy crisis /wars revolve around three dominant worldviews or paradigms. The Productionist features production-led monoculture supply-chains; Life Science Integrated is based on mechanistic, science-based interpretations of environment and health, treating food almost like a […]


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