In no particular order, these are articles submitted by the facilitation team to stimulate our conversation on designing a Nashville that is “future-ready”.
Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014
Matternet: Leapfrog Roads
Changing South Is at Intersection of Demographics and Politics
Nashville keeps immigration program as others cast it off
10 Big Trends for Agriculture
192 Future Uses for Flying Drones
33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030
Accomplishment Based Education
By 2030, Over 50% of Colleges will Collapse
The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America
162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist
24 Future Industries That Will Lead to an Era of Super Employment
2050 and the Future of Infrastructure
Why Countries Will Soon Have to Compete for Their Citizens
Competing for the World’s Largest Infrastructure Projects: Over 100 Million Jobs at Stake
How Long Before I can 3D Print a Replacement Body for Myself
Will There be Swarmbots in Your Future
The Next Bold Steps 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... …
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 …
Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challlentes/ MIT Technology
Cities as Systems: implications for Sustainability
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... …
Cities as software, and hacking the urban landscape
The Cities Most Prepared 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.
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... …
How the “Internet of Things” is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms
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*
Energy for a Sustainable Future: The Secretary-General’s Advisory Group On Energy and Climate Change - Summary Report and Recommendations*
America’s Power Is Under Threat*
Tesla’s Battery Play Could Blindside Utility Companies*
75% of the Infrastructure That Will Exist in 2050 Doesn’t Exist Today*
Toolkit for Resilient Cities*
World Lacks Enough Food, Fuel as Population Soars:UN*
Human Right to Water: Contemporary Challenges and Contours of a Global Debate
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
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
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.
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.
Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014
What needs to be solved may be hidden from view.
When Do Many Protests Become A Movement? Race Moves to the Fore in the U.S.
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.
Timelines for then, now, and the future
12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World
Scientists are worried Greenland might melt even faster than expected
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.
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.
Collapnomics the search for what still works when systems we grew up taking for granted fall apart
Disruption by Design
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.”
100 Year Sustainability Vision
How to Invent the Future
Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work
Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity
Rereading “Collective Impact”: Three Lessons
Companies with Beneftis
Why Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top College Graduates
Defining Problems: The Most Important Business Skill You've Never Been Taught
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
Great Schools Revolution
The Random Events That Sparked 8 of the World’s Biggest Start-ups
Labour Market Effects Immigration Emigration OECD Countries
How to Conduct Social Science Research
How Open Data Can Fuel Development
Businesses Can Improve Humanitarian Aid
Fifty Most Influential Progressives - Twentieth Century
This Fake Skin Allows Prosthetic Hands to Feel Heat, Humidity, and Pressure
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.
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.
Is an MFA the New MBA?
Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might imagine
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
Mars One design not feasible, MIT researchers find
Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans using Non-Invasive Technologies
Design Thinking for Evaluation and Learning
Three ways design thinking can maximize the relevance and impact of evaluation and organizational learning efforts.
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.
Raising Money in a Changing World
What will the neighbors think? Cultural norms and ecological design
The Future of the Earth’s Next 100 Years Visualized
Predictions for the Next 110 Years
In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future
Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today
Sunday Telegraph at 50: What Will the World Be Like in Another 50 Years?
Steven Spieldberg and George Lucas on Hollywood’s Future
Genetically Engineering Almost Anything
Wearable Technology, Fashioning the Future
For Marriott, the Future of Travel is a Virtual-Reality Teleporter Phone Booth
The Beginning of the End of Cash
A Crowdfunded Cross-Country Train Full of Changemaking MillennialsPlatforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century
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?
10 Real Estate Trends to Watch
Global Key Trends 2020
10 Cultural Trends that owl define entertainment in future: Mindshare report
Disrupting Healthcare When Devices Replace Medicine
Future of Travel and Tourism
Do You Know What You Don’t Know?
Re-Imagining Society: Are We Trapped By Old Ideas? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
Gaming for Social Change: An In-depth Interview with Jane McGonigal
What’s the Future of the Sharing Economy
The Other Sharing Economy That’s About to Change the World
2020 Media Futures
101 Endangered Jobs by 2030
The New Rules of Globalization
How to Rebuild Architecture
California Turns to the Pacific Ocean for Water | MIT Technology Review
Australian researchers set new world record in solar-energy efficiency
Spray-on solar sensors for random surfaces
Fabrics that transmit biomedical data
Robotic-leg prosthetic allows amputees to walk normally
Feeling virtual objects in mid-air using ultrasound
Why Neural Networks Look Set to Thrash the Best Human Go Players for the First Time
Saving information on a computer boosts human memory resources for new information
The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism