Foresight: Volume 14 Issue 4


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Diversifying the application fields of FTA‐methods

Guest Editors: Vicente Carabias, Peter De Smedt, Thomas Teichler

FTA break new ground in response to grand challenges

Vicente Carabias, Peter De Smedt, Thomas Teichler

This Guest Editorial aims to demonstrate the diversity of application fields in which FTA methods are being used and to offer a glimpse into possible consequences that


A problem‐oriented categorisation of FTA‐methods for transport planning

Jens Schippl, Torsten Fleischer

As in other socio‐technical fields, future‐oriented technology analysis (FTA) methods are used in transport planning to provide knowledge for decision‐making. Potential

Complexity science approaches to the application foresight

Averil Horton

This paper aims to present an exploration of recent work in complexity theory to explain why and how disruptive events happen in systems and how responses could be better


Backcasting scenarios for Finland 2050 of low emissions

Sirkka Heinonen, Ville Lauttamäki

The objective of this paper is to present an example on how futures studies methodologies, especially backcasting, can be used to assist public policy formulation

Linking territorial foresight and urban planning

José Miguel Fernández Güell, Leticia Redondo

This article aims to show the opportunity and benefits of linking territorial foresight tools to urban planning procedures. Additionally, it suggests ways to reinforce the


The application of future‐oriented technology analysis (FTA) to law: the cases of legal research, legislative drafting and law enforcement

Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade

This paper seeks to propose the application of future‐oriented technology analysis (FTA) to law. As law traditionally reacts after events and is resistant to change and

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