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Mapping outcomes of four Queensland city futures initiatives

Colin Russo (University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 14 November 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to map the outcomes of four influential South East Queensland city visioning and foresight initiatives conducted by the cities of Maroochy, Logan, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper applies causal layered analysis to map the outcomes of four city visioning and foresight initiatives.

Findings

It is averred in this paper that cities need to map their experiences of past futures initiatives for what worked and what has resulted today, and for recommendations of futures actions and innovations.

Originality/value

This paper deepens the discussion about the critical features of the four initiatives by focusing on their outcomes and alternatives they could produce to influence the futures of their cities.

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Citation

Russo, C. (2016), "Mapping outcomes of four Queensland city futures initiatives", Foresight, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 561-585. https://doi.org/10.1108/FS-02-2016-0003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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