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“Do it for the ‘Gram:” Forest Recreation in the Age of Social Media

Published on December 22, 2017 By Andy

National Forests and public lands are experiencing increasing recreational visitation and this trend is expected to continue into the future. Forest Service managers strive to balance recreational use of public lands with other uses, as well as adequately supply and maintain recreational facilities like campgrounds and trails. At the same time, technology and social media […]

After Brexit, Whither Europe?

Published on April 6, 2017 By Craig Perry

After months of anticipation, the United Kingdom triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty this week, marking the beginning of the end of its membership in the European Union. As an aspiring futurist living in England, I had a front-row seat to last year’s “Brexit” referendum – and it’s unexpected outcome. Thankfully, I had already […]

Single Versus Alternative Futures

Published on October 5, 2016 By Andy

As part of Futures Research class, we have a discussion forum on the following question: “Why do you think it has taken so long for people to accept that the future is a set of multiple possibilities? And why some of them still prefer to try to predict the future?” Below is what I thought was […]

Introducing Liah Johnson as the Fall 2016 Foresight GA

Published on September 29, 2016 By Andy

The baton has passed once again to a new GA this Fall – introducing Liah Johnson! Liah is a full-time student living in Houston. She began the program in Spring of 2015 and is getting close to graduation. She is doing an internship on our Forestry Horizon Scanning and Scenarios project, for which she’ll be […]

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel in APF Compass

Published on October 16, 2013 By April Koury

All you APFers out there must have seen the latest issue of Compass featuring our own Kate Burgess-MacIntosh and Heather Schlegel, right? And for those of you not in the APF, no worries; this blog has exclusive, illegal access (just kidding) to the articles! “The Role of Design in the Circular Economy” by Kate Burgess-MacIntosh […]

Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers

Published on November 8, 2012 By Jim Breaux

Is it Probable, Possible, Plausible, Credible? Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers Jim Breaux Recent readings for the Alternative Futures Class of excellent works by Ruud van der Helm and Oliver Markley begged to be intersected in a table. Below I have quoted the definitions from Ruud’s work for the foresight journal “Towards a clarification…” (2006) […]


Published on October 13, 2012 By 6osnZ

Journal of Futures Studies is calling for papers on the topic of ANTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE.  Abstracts Due Feb 1st, 2013!  Find future details within their official Invitation.  Best of luck! Tweet

Call for Papers! – European Journal of Futures Research

Published on October 13, 2012 By 6osnZ

The European Journal of Futures Research will be publishing their first journal in Feb. of 2013 and are currently seeking abstracts!  “The journal will address seven focal points: social developments; politics (supranational, governmental and non-governmental); the economy and business sectors; science and technology and cross-cutting issues; methodology and methods; epistemology and philosophy of science.” Timeline 22 Oct. […]

Dr. Bishop in Lithuania discussing the need for foresight

Published on October 8, 2012 By 6osnZ

Dr. Bishop traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania last week as the Co-Supervisor of a doctoral dissertation at the ISM School of Management on the use of foresight in small- and medium-sized enterprises.  While he was there, he delivered the opening keynote address to new and continuing doctoral students on their first day of school.  After that, he […]

Megatrend Future Day!

Published on September 19, 2012 By 6osnZ

Mark your calendars!  “Megatrend Future Day” is happening on November 9, 2012. The Bertlesmann Stiftung Foundation presents Megatrends in Global Interaction, an event aimed at bringing together cross-disciplined thinkers and professionals.  There will be discussions on the major challenges humanity is faced with in hopes of encouraging thoughts that might ignite solutions.  The event, hosted by the University of Houston Futures […]