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Foresight Weekly News - February 16, 2020

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In the future, buildings on Mars may be made of mushrooms

One way to reduce the weight of materials transported to Mars dramatically is to grow the buildings. And we could grow them using fungi. Read more

 

How 4 communities are struggling to prepare kids for an uncertain future

Should K-12 workforce preparation focus on providing students with a general set of skills that might be applicable anywhere? Or should it focus on preparing students specifically for the local labor market? Learn more

 

Designs for what the future can be

While science fiction often focuses on the impacts of fantastic feats like flying cars or mutant vaccines, there are also a number of tangible questions about the future that need solutions: Will there be enough food for the next 100 years of population growth? Read more

 

What do the Australian fires illuminate about the future of work?

Heather McGowan, a future of work strategist says climate risk is inextricably linked to the future of work and the future of our lives, and we are reminded of something else, as well, by this devastation: our undeveloped potential to tap into the secret weapon that is tacit knowledge. Read more

 

Today’s Arctic diplomacy can’t handle tomorrow’s problems

The international structures that have helped address many Arctic problems through negotiation and cooperation are insufficient for the military and security challenges brought on by climate change. Read more

 

What is ‘futures literacy’ and why is it important?

The ability referred to by the term ‘futures literacy’ is the capacity to know how to imagine the future, and why it is necessary. Read more

 

How to future-proof our cities? 4 key initiatives to increase resilience

Christele Harrouk, a columnist at ArchDaily highlights major points that help future-proof cities and create a livable, inclusive and competitive fabric that adapts to any unexpected future transformation. Read more

 

Futures thinking to be part of public policy design at the University of Peshawar

AGAHI, the leading institution on Futures Thinking in the country and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Peshawar to strengthen futures research and development in Pakistan. Learn more

 

EDUCATION

Heritage evidence, foresight and policy MSc

UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage offers a master’s degree program aimed at equipping policy professionals and heritage practitioners to think critically and strategically about the long-term futures of what society values. Learn more

 

EVENT

Moon governance simulation

In this gathering, small groups will be assigned to develop different scenarios and leverage their terrestrial expertise to work through the many challenges of the lunar environment. Learn more