Future Ready Nashville

A DesignShop Event | December 17-19, 2014

America has reached a point where almost all problems can be solved, especially at the local level. Nashville has everything it needs to be Future Ready. This program invites selected activists to experience the DesignShop process, while launching our intentional process of making Nashville Future Ready.

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Hunter and Gatherer : Knowledge Objects : Links to Articles

In no particular order, these are articles submitted by the facilitation team to stimulate our conversation on designing a Nashville that is “future-ready”.

Photo by Goodshoot/Goodshoot / Getty Images

Photo by Goodshoot/Goodshoot / Getty Images

Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/big-ideas-in-social-change-2014/

Matternet: Leapfrog Roads

http://www.tedcity2.org/talks/a-new-mode-for-transportation-where-there-are-no-roads/

Changing South Is at Intersection of Demographics and Politics

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/upshot/changing-south-is-at-intersection-of-demographics-and-politics.html

Nashville keeps immigration program as others cast it off

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/27/nashville-keeps-secure-communities/13247601/

10 Big Trends for Agriculture

https://www.jimcarroll.com/2005/12/10-big-trends-for-agriculture/#.VJBIh5U5DX4/

192 Future Uses for Flying Drones

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/09/192-future-uses-for-flying-drones/

33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2013/12/33-dramatic-predictions-for-2030/

Accomplishment Based Education

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2011/10/accomplishment-based-education/

By 2030, Over 50% of Colleges will Collapse

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2013/07/by-2030-over-50-of-colleges-will-collapse/

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/07/the-growing-dangers-of-technological-unemployment-and-the-re-skilling-of-america/

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/03/162-future-jobs-preparing-for-jobs-that-dont-yet-exist/

24 Future Industries That Will Lead to an Era of Super Employment

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2013/11/have-we-reached-peak-employment-24-future-industries-that-will-lead-to-an-era-of-super-employment/

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/08/2050-and-the-future-of-infrastructure/

Why Countries Will Soon Have to Compete for Their Citizens

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/06/disrupting-government-why-countries-will-soon-have-to-compete-for-their-citizens/

Competing for the World’s Largest Infrastructure Projects: Over 100 Million Jobs at Stake

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2013/10/competing-for-the-world-largest-infrastructure-project-over-100-million-jobs-at-stake/

How Long Before I can 3D Print a Replacement Body for Myself

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/05/how-long-before-i-can-3d-print-a-replacement-body-for-myself/

Will There be Swarmbots in Your Future

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/05/will-there-be-swarmbots-in-your-future/

The Next Bold Steps in Transportation: Personal Rapid Transit Systems

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/03/the-next-bold-step-in-transportation-personal-rapid-transit-systems/

American cities have bigger things to worry about than gentrification

To read the popular press, you’d think that America’s suburban era is over, fully replaced by a fashion for living in inner-cities. The constant stories in leading national publications like The Atlantic and The New York Times, document the... …

http://grist.org/cities/american-cities-have-bigger-things-to-worry-about-than-gentrification/

Rockefeller Foundation Announces the Next 35 Cities to Join Its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

BIG’s winning design for the Rebuild by Design competition, the BIG “U”. Image Courtesy of rebuildbydesign.org …

http://www.archdaily.com/574612/rockefeller-foundation-announces-the-next-35-cities-to-join-its-100-resilient-cities-challenge/

Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challlentes/ MIT Technology

Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges | MIT Technology Review

Cities as Systems: implications for Sustainability

http://sustainablecities.org.nz/2012/03/cities-as-systems-implications-for-sustainability-and-health-2/

Re-Working Our Future Cities: Is Biodesign the Answer?

Alberto T. Estévez is director of the Genetic Barcelona Project. At RE.WORK Future Cities Summit, Alberto will explore cities that learn and take ideas from the advantages of nature. Science, biology and genetics lend to creating new technologies... …

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/rework/1019611/re-working-our-future-cities-biodesign-answer

Cities as software, and hacking the urban landscape

http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-23-cities-as-software-and-hacking-the-urban-landscapehttp://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-23-cities-as-software-and-hacking-the-urban-landscape

The Cities Most Prepared For Climate Change

http://www.fastcompany.com/1755779/how-are-big-cities-preparing-for-climate-changehttp://www.fastcompany.com/1755779/how-are-big-cities-preparing-for-climate-change

7 Benefits to Bringing Nature Back to Cities

Nature scarcity in cities has been observed for centuries. Only recently have we detailed the acute symptoms of separation anxiety felt by urban society. Urban greening creates projects that simultaneously restore our health and invite plants and animals to reclaim their place among us.

http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/7-benefits-bringing-nature-back-cities/?co=f000000009816s-1158206718

Invisible City Life: The Urban Microbiome

Microbes play a key role in the function of ecosystems. They contribute to biodiversity (Fierer et al. 2012), nutrient cycling (Fenchel et al. 2012), pollutant detoxification (Kolvenbach et al. 2014), and human health (Gevers et al. 2012). Since... …

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/nature-cities/1023706/invisible-city-life-urban-microbiome

 How the “Internet of Things” is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?WT.mc_id=SA_sharetool_Twitter&id=how-the-internet-of-things-is-turni-2011-12

The Antidote to Fragmented Health Care*

https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-antidote-to-fragmented-health-care

American Society of Civil Engineers - Failure to Act: The Impact of Current Infrastructure Investment on America’s Economic Future*

Failure to Act: Read the full report

Energy for a Sustainable Future: The Secretary-General’s Advisory Group On Energy and Climate Change - Summary Report and Recommendations*

Energy for a Sustainable Future Report

America’s Power Is Under Threat*

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579365412479185116

Tesla’s Battery Play Could Blindside Utility Companies*

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/teslas-battery-play-could-blindside-utility-companies

75% of the Infrastructure That Will Exist in 2050 Doesn’t Exist Today*

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/75-of-the-infrastructure-that-will-exist-in-2050-doesnt-exist-today

Toolkit for Resilient Cities*

Toolkit for Resilient Cities - Siemens

World Lacks Enough Food, Fuel as Population Soars:UN*

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/30/us-un-development-idUSTRE80T10520120130

Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00929.x/full (Pay Site)

Citation: mirosa, O. and Harris, L.M. (2012), Human Rights to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate. Antipode, 44:932-949. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00929.x

2050 and the Future of Transportation

Frictionless Vehicles and Binary Power will define transportation in the world ahead

Http://www.davinciinstitute.com/papers/2050-and-the-future-of-transportation/

10 Projections for the global population in 2050

A new Pew Research Center report examines global public opinion on the challenges posed by aging populations and analyzes projections for the population in the U.S. and in 22 other countries

Http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/02/03/10-projections-for-the-global-population-in-2050/

 10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology

Futurists can dish out some exciting and downright scary visions for the future of machines and science.

http://electronic.howstuffworks.com/future-tech/10-futurist-predictions-in-the-world-of-technology.htm/

The School of the Future

What shape the school of the future will take is amorphous, but most educators and observers agree that the future school will go electronic with a capital E.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr046.shtml

Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014

What needs to be solved may be hidden from view.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinion actor/2014/12/11/big-ideas-in-social-change-2014/

When Do Many Protests Become A Movement? Race Moves to the Fore in the U.S.

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policy social-context/25323-when-do-many-protests-become-a-movement-race-moves-to-the-fore-in-the-u s.html/

What Are Global Megatrends?

Future State 2030 identifies nine global megatrends that are most salient to the future of governments and reflecting changes for individuals, global economy, and the physical environment.

http://www.kpmg.com/Global/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/future-state-government/Pages/what-are-the-global-megatrends.aspx

Timelines for then, now, and the future

http://www.futuretimeline.net/resources.htm

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

Http://io9.com/12-futuristic-forms-of-government-that-could-one-day-ru-1589833046

Scientists are worried Greenland might melt even faster than expected

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/15/scientists-are-worried-greenland-might-melt-even-faster-than-expected/

Integral City Meshworks: The Blog

This Blog explores the relationship of People Place and Planet. We apply the principles of Integral City www.integralcity.com , and use Living Systems and Complexity lenses to make sense of how we think, act, relate and create in the Human Hive.

http://marilyn.integralcity.com/

Earth's Last Unexplored Wilderness: Your Very Own Home

Biologists are starting to explore the woolly ecosystems in our homes and hospitals, and figuring out how they can make us sick or keep us healthy.

http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jul-aug/06-earths-last-unexplored-wilderness-your-home#.Uyx7r9zEzLQ

Collapnomics the search for what still works when systems we grew up taking for granted fall apart

http://rhapsodi.se/collapsonomics/

Disruption by Design

https://medium.com/@toddols/disruption-by-design-85f55c81f85e

Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Cosmic Conversation, 1971

“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality.”

http://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/20/mars-and-the-mind-of-man-sagan-bradbury-clarke-caltech-1971/

100 Year Sustainability Vision

http://www.cnv.org/Your-Government/Sustainability-in-the-City/City-Initiatives/100-Year-Sustainability-Vision

How to Invent the Future

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/how-to-invent-the-future/

Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/channeling_change_making_collective_impact_work

Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/embracing_emergence_how_collective_impact_addresses_complexity

Rereading “Collective Impact”: Three Lessons

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/rereading_collective_impact_three_lessons

Companies with Beneftis

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/companies-benefits

Why Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top College Graduates

http://qz.com/180247/why-google-doesnt-care-about-hiring-top-college-graduates/

Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237668

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

http://www.context.org/iclib/ic30/berry/

Great Schools Revolution

http://www.economist.com/node/21529014

The Random Events That Sparked 8 of the World’s Biggest Start-ups

http://www.fastcompany.com/3037896/the-random-events-that-sparked-8-of-the-worlds-biggest-startups

Labour Market Effects Immigration Emigration OECD Countries

https://forumblog.org/2014/10/labour-market-effects-immigration-emigration-oecd-countries/?utm_content=buffer4532f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How to Conduct Social Science Research

https://forumblog.org/2014/12/how-to-conduct-social-science-research/?utm_content=buffer2ef2e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Open Data Can Fuel Development

https://forumblog.org/2014/12/how-open-data-can-fuel-development/?utm_content=buffer4cd1f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Businesses Can Improve Humanitarian Aid

https://forumblog.org/2014/09/businesses-can-improve-humanitarian-aid/?utm_content=bufferfa27a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Fifty Most Influential Progressives - Twentieth Century

http://www.thenation.com/article/154783/fifty-most-influential-progressives-twentieth-century#

This Fake Skin Allows Prosthetic Hands to Feel Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

http://www.medicaldaily.com/fake-skin-allows-prosthetic-hands-feel-heat-humidity-and-pressure-314056

Trends at Work: An Overview of Tomorrow’s Employment Ecosystem

Where will work be in the future? And where will workers be? The economic, social, and technological landscape is shifting rapidly.  This article looks at some of the major trends altering the future workplace.

http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/november-december-2014-vol-48-no-6/trends-work-overview-tomorrow%E2%80%99s-emp

Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators

As both the location and creations of knowledge become democratized and decentralized, libraries and librarians are rethinking their relationship with the communities they serve and the knowledge they help preserve – and produce.

http://www.wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/november-december-2014-vol-48-no-6/library-futures-knowledge-keepers-c

Is an MFA the New MBA?

https://www.google.com/search?q=is+the+mfa+the+new+mba&rlz=1C9BKJA_enUS619&oq=is+the+mfa+the+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2&sourceid=chrome-mobile&espv=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en-US

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might imagine

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/the-creative-scientist/382633/

The City is an ecosystem, pipes and all

What scientists are finding when they treat the urban landscape as an evolving environment of its own

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/11/07/the-city-ecosystem-pipes-and-all/HjLVemBs9nPiuE53PjPSLK/story.html

Mars One design not feasible, MIT researchers find

http://www.kurzweilai.net/mars-one-design-not-feasible-mit-researchers-find

Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans using Non-Invasive Technologies

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105225

Design Thinking for Evaluation and Learning

Three ways design thinking can maximize the relevance and impact of evaluation and organizational learning efforts.

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/design_thinking_for_evaluation_and_learning

When Good is Not Good Enough

Leaders of two of the most successful nonprofit organizations argue that the sector needs to shift its attention from modest goals that provide short-term relief to bold goals that, while harder to achieve, provide long-term solutions by tackling the root of social problems.

http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/when_good_is_not_good_enough

Raising Money in a Changing World

http://philanthropy.com/article/Raising-Money-in-a-Changing/140941/

What will the neighbors think? Cultural norms and ecological design

https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/what-will-the-neighbors-think-cultural-norms-and-ecological-design-6j5DHempEr

The Future of the Earth’s Next 100 Years Visualized

http://www.upworthy.com/the-future-of-the-earth-s-next-100-years-visualized

Predictions for the Next 110 Years

http://www.popularmechanics.com/_mobile/technology/engineering/news/110-predictions-for-the-next-110-years

In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future

http://m.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142126/edited-by-ignacio-palacios-huerta/in-100-years-leading-economists-predict-the-future

Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/victorian-postcards-predict-future/

Sunday Telegraph at 50: What Will the World Be Like in Another 50 Years?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/sunday-telegraph-at-50/8306153/Sunday-Telegraph-at-50-what-will-the-world-be-like-in-another-50-years.html

Steven Spieldberg and George Lucas on Hollywood’s Future

http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1714

Genetically Engineering Almost Anything

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/evolution/crispr-gene-drives/

Wearable Technology, Fashioning the Future

http://www.flextronics.com/Documents/White%20papers/WT%20Fashioning%20the%20Future%20-%20FINAL_AE.PDF

For Marriott, the Future of Travel is a Virtual-Reality Teleporter Phone Booth

http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/marriott-oculus-rift-virtual-real-world-application/

The Beginning of the End of Cash

http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-cash

Abundance Generation Fastest Growing Crowdfunding Platform in Renewable Energy Investments

http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/12/ask-scrooge-money-christmas/

A Crowdfunded Cross-Country Train Full of Changemaking MillennialsPlatforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century

http://www.good.is/posts/a-crowdfunded-cross-country-train-full-of-changemaking-millennials

https://gigaom.com/2014/12/14/platforms-and-crowdsourcing-the-office-of-the-21st-century/

 

Smart Grid News: 12 smart grid companies to watch in 2012

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/smart-grid-news-12-smart-grid-companies-to-watch-in-2012/

 

Millennialist are about to have a big impact on the housing market. But what will it look like?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/26/millennials-are-about-to-have-a-big-impact-on-the-housing-market-but-what-will-it-look-like/

 

10 Real Estate Trends to Watch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/26/millennials-are-about-to-have-a-big-impact-on-the-housing-market-but-what-will-it-look-like/

 

U.S. Housing Trends. Generational Changes and the Outlook to 2050

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/plan/lplan2040/committee/100714/2050.pdf

 

Global Key Trends 2020

http://global-influences.com/social/communication-nation/technology-trends-2020/

 

10 Cultural Trends that owl define entertainment in future: Mindshare report

http://www.mxmindia.com/2013/10/10-cultural-trends-that-will-define-entertainment-in-future-mindshare-report/

 

Disrupting Healthcare When Devices Replace Medicine

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/10/disrupting-healthcare-when-devices-replace-medicine/

 

Future of Travel and Tourism

http://www.futurist.com/2009/07/01/future-of-travel-and-tourism/

 

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/05/discover_what_you_need_to_know.html?awid=6298614293501726870-3271

 

Re-Imagining Society: Are We Trapped By Old Ideas? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2010/11/01/130976163/

 

Gaming for Social Change: An In-depth Interview with Jane McGonigal

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rahimkanani/2011/09/19/gaming-for-social-change-an-in-depth-interview-with-jane-mcgonigal/

 

What’s the Future of the Sharing Economy

http://bigthink.com/amped/whats-the-future-of-the-sharing-economy

 

The Other Sharing Economy That’s About to Change the World

http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2014/08/18/the-other-sharing-economy-thats-about-to-change-the-world/

 

2020 Media Futures

http://2020mediafutures.ca/tiki-print.php?page_ref_id=22&page=Trends

 

101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2014/11/101-endangered-jobs-by-2030/

 

The New Rules of Globalization

https://hbr.org/2014/01/the-new-rules-of-globalization/ar/1

 

How to Rebuild Architecture

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/opinion/how-to-rebuild-architecture.html?emc=edit_th_20141216&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=42070794&_r=1

California Turns to the Pacific Ocean for Water | MIT Technology Review

https://www.evernote.com/l/ACf2FMuOxa5EToWwYQcp5hikHzYRh2EUaZY

 

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/

 

Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency

http://www.kurzweilai.net/australian-researchers-set-new-world-record-in-solar-energy-efficiency?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8b11066ed8-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-8b11066ed8-282024037

 

Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces

http://www.kurzweilai.net/spray-on-solar-sensors-for-random-surfaces?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8b11066ed8-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-8b11066ed8-282024037

 

Fabrics that transmit biomedical data

http://www.kurzweilai.net/fabrics-that-transmit-biomedical-data?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b7e5a5230c-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-b7e5a5230c-282024037

 

Robotic-leg prosthetic allows amputees to walk normally

http://www.kurzweilai.net/robotic-leg-prosthetic-allows-amputees-to-walk-normally?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b7e5a5230c-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-b7e5a5230c-282024037

 

Feeling virtual objects in mid-air using ultrasound

http://www.kurzweilai.net/feeling-virtual-objects-in-mid-air-using-ultrasound?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=53a136f125-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-53a136f125-282024037

 

Why Neural Networks Look Set to Thrash the Best Human Go Players for the First Time

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/533496/why-neural-networks-look-set-to-thrash-the-best-human-go-players-for-the-first-time/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20141216

Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information

http://www.kurzweilai.net/saving-information-on-a-computer-boosts-human-memory-resources-for-new-information?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cf76143ad7-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-cf76143ad7-282024037

 

The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-sensing-city-is-the-future-of-urbanism/

 

Embracing Complexity

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H_9wGfndW55t8hTFHewm3er_yPzpj7Rv-nqPuLuE3F4/edit#