The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies 2020




KBFS 2020 is the long-awaited successor to the widely praised 2005 ‘professional’ edition. Over 30 papers from around the world help to capture and make newly available some of the best and most innovative work from the intervening period. A careful look through these pages provides significant evidence of outstanding work and suggests that Futures Studies and Applied Foresight are indeed in good shape.

Moreover, in editing this anthology care has also been taken to highlight the voices of new and emerging practitioners. As such it provides a fresh, stimulating and timely resource for a world that is more in need of intelligent, high-quality futures-related strategies than ever. The collection can be used as a stand-alone resource or, better, in combination with what is now the ‘legacy’ 2005 edition. Together they provide unique insights into ways that individuals, organisations and societies can respond the huge challenges of the 21st Century.

Please note that this collection is © The Association of Professional Futurists and Foresight International. A condition of downloading this material is that you respect this notice and agree that it is for your personal use only. It is not to be copied beyond your own ‘home’ system, placed on any website or in any way distributed to other individuals or organisations.

KBFS 2020: AUD$39.95

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.

– Origins and Current State
– Approaches to Futures Thinking

– Futures Methods and Tools
– Critical Practice and Integral Futures

– Synergies and Implementation
– Futures in Organizations and Governance

– 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