Archive for November, 2016

Promising Technologies in Forest Monitoring

November 25, 2016

New technologies in forestry monitoring Terrestrial LiDAR Ground-based approach generating “a high number of points … able to describe with high accuracy the understory of the forest (Henry et. al. 2015) “Potential to estimate in a standardized and automatic way tree diameters, tree height, tree volume, and thus tree biomass” (Henry et. al. 2015) Suggests […]

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Futurists in the Media: November 2016 update

November 23, 2016

The last month has seen a mix of mentions about organizational futurists and keynoters. Mentions are increasing and we are seeing more quality hits on professional futurists compared to what we call “accidental” futurists (those who are assigned the title by others [media or marketers] or simply pick it up themselves].  And we have not […]

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Houston Foresight Scenario Workshop in Dubai

November 22, 2016

Our research program continues to gain momentum. In November, on behalf of the Future Foresight Foundation, Dr. Hines led a team from the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai through a scenario planning and implications workshop. The project is exploring how the work of the GDRFA will be different out to […]

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Forest Futures: Wood Skyscrapers

November 15, 2016

Tall buildings made of wood have been reaching skyward in many cities around the world recently. Using cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, an innovative technology in advanced composites, low-value wood can safely, sustainably and cost-effectively be used for commerical construction. Shown to the right is a photo of the Wood Innovation and Design Center (and one […]

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Welcome Foresight Fall 2016 New Students

November 9, 2016

Glenn Akins serves as Assistant Executive Director of a large faith-based non-profit. Based in Richmond, VA. He spent last 36 years helping churches pioneer their next chapters of service to their communities. Coaching, conferencing, and consulting comprises the bulk of my work. He enjoys learning and acquiring new skill sets to improve his service among […]

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Forest Futures: Concentrated Cities amongst Wilderness

November 6, 2016

Though seemingly a polar opposite, the topic of the future of cities and urban environments is quite germane to the conversation about the future of forests and forestry. Societies interaction with forest products, spaces, and the very construct of wilderness will change depending on how the future of urbanization comes to pass. One key uncertainty at […]

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