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The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies 2020

Edited by Richard Slaughter and Andy Hines

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Since 1993 thousands of practitioners have encountered the pathway of foresight through The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies. Now an entirely new 2020 edition has been created by the Association of Professional Futurists. It is organized in four volumes, across 31 chapters, by 37 authors. Early and mid-career professionals, educators, policymakers, managers, and college students, as well as instructors, trainers and consultants will find something of value in this edition.

Volume 1: FOUNDATIONS
- Origins and Current State
- Approaches to Futures Thinking

Volume 2: METHODS AND PRACTICES
- Futures Methods and Tools
- Critical Practice and Integral Futures

Volume 3: SYNERGIES, CASE STUDIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
- Synergies and Implementation
- Futures in Organizations and Governance

Volume 4: DIRECTIONS AND OUTLOOKS
- 21st Century Outlooks and Risks
- The Futures of Futures Studies

Richard A Slaughter is a writer, practitioner, and innovator in Futures Studies and Applied Foresight with particular interest in Integral Futures. He is the founder of Foresight International out of Brisbane, Australia.

Andy Hines is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight and is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight.


KBFS 2020 Contributors
Jennifer Gidley
Alessandro Fergnani
Chris Riedy
Andrew Curry
Anthony Hodgson
Maggie Greyson
Adam Cowart
Jim Dator
Cornelia Daheim
Clem Bezold
Stuart Candy
Kelly Kornet
Elina Hiltunen
Brian David Johnson
Andy Hines
Peter Bishop
Pupul Bisht
Maree Conway
Richard Slaughter
Meredith Bowden
Sirkka Heinonen
Andre Roux
Doris Viljoen
Katherine Prince
Peter Hayward
Stuart Candy
Terry Grim
Luke van der Laan
Anita Sykes-Kelleher
Matthew Burroughs
Oliver Gnad
Peter Padbury
Richard Eckersley
Melanie Randle
Ziauddin Sardar
John Sweeney
Samuel Alexander
Joshua Floyd

From the Foreword by Jay Gary, APF Chair:
A century ago, Europe was plunged into a Great War following a terrorist event, taking 18 million lives, only to be followed by the deadly 1918 Influenza Pandemic which took another 50 million lives, mostly young adults. After the war, a progressive US President, Woodrow Wilson, received the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for promoting the League of Nations. Central to Wilson’s life was his view of knowledge: “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” It is APF’s hope that every person who picks up this work will “use all the brains that they have” and “all that they can borrow” from the wisdom of the future-oriented friends who contributed to this volume.

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