Journal of Futures Studies

Urban Futures and City Foresight

Co-Futuring Narratives for Toowoomba – A Regional Australian Community

October 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Case Studies, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Co-Futuring Narratives for Toowoomba – A Regional Australian Community

Abstract The futures of regional communities are a matter of worldwide concern. In Australia, given the rapidly changing nature of rural and regional communities, a futuring program was proposed to explore ‘community development’ scenarios guided by local stakeholder participation. The venue for our futuring research was the regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland, Australia. Over […]

The City, the Country, and the New Politics of Place

April 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on The City, the Country, and the New Politics of Place

The City, the Country, and the New Politics of Place

Abstract Much of the current discussion of the present populist moment in politics has explored issues of social values and economic inequality. In their different ways, these are relevant, but I argue here that they are symptoms of a wider set of changes in society. The prevailing political divisions identified in the Brexit referendum in […]

An Analysis of Queensland City Futures Initiatives: Using CLA to Analyse Processes of Planning and Engagement

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on An Analysis of Queensland City Futures Initiatives: Using CLA to Analyse Processes of Planning and Engagement

Abstract This article applies Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) to analyse critical factors of four influential South East Queensland City visioning and foresight initiatives conducted by the Cities of Maroochy, Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Previous articles in the March 2015 issue and the September 2016 of Journal of Futures Studies gave a prima facie litany […]

Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Social Movements and Visions, Urban Futures and City Foresight, Utopias | Comments Off on Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Futures Studies

by Paul Graham Raven Introduction Histories of futurism and/or futures studies tend to see the discipline as having its roots in the “operations research” paradigm of the mid-20th Century, which in turn emerged from what eventually became the RAND Corporation (for an exemplar see e.g. Bell, 1996). To construct futurism in such a manner is to ignore many other […]

Asian Urbanization Futures: Nine Practitioner Recommendations

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Asian Urbanization Futures: Nine Practitioner Recommendations

by Steven Gale and Teresa Leonardo and Mariko Sato and Joseph D’Cruz Introduction Much has been written about rapid urbanization in Asia by scholars, academics, and theorists, alongside volumes about how Asian cities are handling this unprecedented population surge. The majority of Asia’s population, close to 2 billion, are now urban dwellers. But what is on the mind of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Neo-Growth in Future Post-Carbon Cities

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Urban Futures and City Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Sirkka Heinonen ABSTRACT Ancient Greece had city-states – in 100 years we will have city-worlds. The global challenge of  urbanisation has been acerbated due to megatrends such as climate change, demographic change  (i.e. ageing of the population in industrialised countries, and increasing populations in developing  countries and new economies) globalisation and financial crises. The rise […]

Post-Industrial Urbanism and The Growth of Sustainability: Historical Trends, Present and Future Observations

May 9th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Post-Industrial Urbanism and The Growth of Sustainability: Historical Trends, Present and Future Observations

by Ian Morley Introduction It is significant that in 2005, as a new century slowly unfolds, that there is a chronological platform from which it is possible to re-examine viewpoints and ideas concerning future national and international challenges within the urban context, in so doing allowing those may be with an interest in the urban situ […]

Microtopias

February 9th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Transport Futures, Urban Futures and City Foresight | Comments Off on Microtopias

by James H. Lee Introduction As a gateway to Asia, the Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest in the world – servicing over 35 million passengers per year and showcasing some of the latest improvements in transportation, including a high-speed rail system, a six-lane highway, and the world’s longest road and rail suspension […]


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