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Alum Update: Shupp to Schireson

Published on February 4, 2018 By Andy

Lee Shupp has joined the San Francisco of Schireson as a Principal in Strategy & Consulting. Lee brings many years of experience working at the intersection of market research, design, bleeding-edge technology, and foresight (futures research). Lee grew up in Houston and moved to Austin to go to U of Texas. Lee started at the […]

RSVP to Scanning the Fringe

Published on January 27, 2018 By Andy

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Lab-Grown Meat on the Horizon

Published on January 26, 2018 By Andy

Meat is undeniably a staple of the American diet, and most don’t give the ecological and ethical implications of meat production a second thought. A more thoughtful dietary approach, however, is on the horizon in the form of lab-grown meat – sometimes referred to as “shmeat” or cultured meat. This product is created in a […]

Houston Foresight 2017 Research Projects

Published on January 14, 2018 By Andy

The Houston Foresight Program continues to develop its research capability, drawing on our network of faculty, alums, and, of course, the students. We completed a project on “The Future of Work for NASA’s Langley Research Center.” The project used scenario planning to create long-term views of the future of work. The scenarios will be used […]

Houston Foresight Fall 2017 Newsletter

Published on January 14, 2018 By Andy

Before we jump into 2018, let’s look back at some of the key highlights from the Fall 2017_HDCS Outlook_Newsletter_FORESIGHT put out by our Department. This issue includes: Welcome to our New Foresight Students Foresight Produces Inaugural Forest Futures Newsletter Houston Foresight Produces On the Horizon Special Issue Houston Foresight Research Projects 2017 APF Annual Gathering: […]

Winter is Coming, and so is UH Foresight Certificate boot camp registration deadline!

Published on December 10, 2017 By Andy

Everyone gets very busy this time of year, as the days start to get colder. We just want to let you know that there is still time to sign up for our January 15-19, 2018 Foresight Certificate seminar held at the Hilton hotel right on the University of Houston main campus. We have a few […]

The Vertical Forest

Published on November 28, 2017 By Andy

First we had vertical farms, and now….vertical forests! The Forest Futures scanning team found the following scanning hit: Forest in the sky: Residential tower blocks covered in 800 trees and 15,000 plants help combat global warming in Milan. The Boeri Studio in Milan Italy designed the project to help combat global warming and pollution. The […]

FIM October Highlights

Published on November 22, 2017 By Andy

Alida Draudt had a piece in Slate that piece observing that futurists industry are overwhelmingly white and male. It caused a stir on the APF listserv and some questioned the numbers — I was not able to come up with the same numbers – and noted that the heads of APF and WFSF were women…but […]

The Coming Age of … Wood?!

Published on November 19, 2017 By Andy

On my bookshelf, surrounded by scores of futures books, is a 1949 volume published by Simon and Schuster and authored by Egon Glesinger. The book is titled The Coming Age of Wood. Glesinger was Chief of the Forest Products Branch of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and was decades ahead of […]

2018 Foresight Certificate Boot Camp Wants YOU!

Published on November 6, 2017 By Andy

Are you ready for January 2018 UH Foresight Certificate boot camp? Your five-day journey through Foresight techniques will take place January 15-19, 2018 at the Hilton hotel right on the University of Houston main campus. We’ve been teaching the future in Houston since 1975. Peter Bishop kicked off the certificate program in 2009 and we’ve […]