In Search of Foresight Methodologies: Riddle or Necessity

Part of the Complex Networks and Dynamic Systems book series (CNDS, volume 1)


To study the future is to study potential change – unveiling what is likely to make a systemic or fundamental difference over the next 10–25 years or more. Studying the future is not simply economic projection or sociological analysis or technological forecasting, but a multidisciplinary examination of change in all major areas of life in order to find the interacting dynamics that are creating the next age.


Scenario Planning Wild Card Foresight Activity Sepia Project Foresight Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Regional PlanningNational Technical University of Athens (NTUA)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomaItaly

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