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Coming Home to the Forest

Published on May 7, 2017 By Kurt Callaway

The Roman historian Tacitus recorded how Julius Caesar once interviewed men who had journeyed for two months from Poland to Gaul (France) without ever once glimpsing sunlight.  Since those days, however, it seems like civilization has been measured largely by how far the forest eaves could be pushed back from the farmland and the city […]

Forest Futures: Concentrated Cities amongst Wilderness

Published on November 6, 2016 By Bo Roe

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 […]

UH Futures Meeting: Designing Urban Futures

Published on April 17, 2013 By April Koury

Who doesn’t love a gathering of futurists? Saturday, April 13 the University of Houston’s Futurists hosted the meeting City Making in the 21st Century: Designing Urban Futures. We had an amazing turn out of about 40 attendees.   The day began with Dr. Oliver Markley, Professor Emeritus, presenting Alternative Images on the Future of Cities. […]

In The Year 2050

Published on September 1, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

The world is changing all around us; cities are exploding at 7500 people entering them an hour.  That means the impact of people living in those cities will dramatically change all life on Earth.  These social changes are just one way the world will be shaped as technological breakthroughs, the horrors of potential war, and […]

In The Year 2050

Published on August 26, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

Cities are continuing to explode as Latin America’s cities will blossom into a new almost completely urban (90%) environment.  These cities will be teeming with capital and experience as new economies are emerging to drive the next world economy explosion.  Even the Philippines is making en-roads in the capital world.  These cities will be vast […]

In The Year 2050

Published on July 5, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

The sea level’s are rising fast, and we should worry about some areas such as areas near the Atlantic Ocean which are set to rise to possibly 3 feet. The Department of Energy’s latest report tells us that 80% of the U.S.’s energy can be powered renewable energy as long as it can be balanced […]

Houston Futures of….

Published on May 18, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              Genetics:   Kevin Mitchell shares his thoughts on the future of genetic screening, playing God to make better humans.             Digital Business:  IDEO’s Duane Bray shares his thought on the future of our digital lives from collective data to multi-layered narratives to multiple identities. […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on April 7, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

            Shoes:  Footwear that comes ready to design and create by the user may be coming to you as soon as this year.             Robotics:  The future of robotics is an open one with the “democratization of tools” making it easier to get anything made […]

Ericsson’s Thinking Cities: Fascinating Short Film On How Cities Will Drive Global Change

Published on February 20, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi


Urbanized: Designing the Future of Cities

Published on September 26, 2011 By Christopher Manfredi