Foresight: Volume 18 Issue 5


The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy

Table of contents - Special Issue: Urban futures: anticipating a world of cities

Guest Editors: Geci Karuri-Sebina, Karel-Herman Haegeman, Apiwat Ratanawaraha

Cities futures. A critical assessment of how future studies are applied to cities

José Miguel Fernández Güell, Javier González López

This paper aims to assess recent foresight exercises applied to cities by evaluating three major issues. Have foresight practitioners understood cities complexity? Have urban…


Foresight in cities: on the possibility of a “strategic urban intelligence”

Joe Ravetz, Ian Douglas Miles

This paper aims to review the challenges of urban foresight via an analytical method: apply this to the city demonstrations on the UK Foresight Future of Cities: and explore the…


Strategic planning and foresight: the case of Smart Specialisation Strategy in Tuscany

Emanuele Fabbri

Within the theoretical framework of Regional Innovation Systems, the purpose of the paper is to introduce an innovative methodological scheme for strategic planning decisions in…


Exploring participatory scenario and storyline building for sustainable urban futures – the case of China in 2050

Olivia Bina, Andrea Ricci

Drawing on a EU-funded research project on urbanisation in China and Europe (URBACHINA), the purpose of this inquiry is to explore the potential of foresight – through visionary…

Energy foresight, scenarios and sustainable energy policy in Brazil

Nathaniel Horner, Antonio Geraldo de Paula Oliveira, Richard Silberglitt, Marcelo Khaled Poppe, Bárbara Bressan Rocha

This paper aims to use quantitative metrics to chart the unique history leading to Brazil’s leadership in renewable energy and identifies a set of meta-scenarios that define…


Global food security: assessing trends in view of guiding future EU policies

Albino Maggio, Tine Van Criekinge, Jean-Paul Malingreau

A foresight process was put in place to examine potential developments that can affect the world food situation in 2030 to identify the most useful areas for European Union (EU…

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