The Positive Future Prize will recognize the best productions presenting realistic visions of a desirable future. The objective of this competition, open to all, is to give the initiatives carried by Positive Future international visibility and appeal, and to promote exchanges and collaboration between diverse participants such as artists, entrepreneurs, prospectivists, researchers, students and other citizens. …
Imagine what the world could look like, if we start shaping it from a nature-based perspective today. What will the Netherlands look like in a hundred years’ time when you look at climate change, urbanization, biodiversity, rising sea levels and increasing food production? Wageningen University & Research has drawn up a positive vision for 2021.
Flashback to the inspiring “Kids Have a Dream” project, now almost a decade ago, when over 3000 children in 23 countries where invited to draw up and share their dreams. Using nothing more than paper and pencils. Kids have a dream. Do you?
Focused on global challenges and experienced in long-term foresight and multidisciplinary analysis of societies, the 2100 Foundation plans to fulfill an essential function on the international scene.
Imagine what the world could like, if we start shaping it from a nature-based perspective today. This is an integral vision in that it considers the spatial planning of the Netherlands in 2120 from various perspectives, such as agriculture, biodiversity, sustainable energy, water and the circular economy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzZF9qVZZhQ&feature=youtu.be Climate change, urbanisation, biodiversity, rising sea levels, …
Futures Literacy is an essential competency for the 21st century. https://en.unesco.org/futuresliteracy/about According to UNESCO, “Futures Literacy, a universally accessible skill that builds on the innate human capacity to imagine the future, offers a clear, field tested solution to poverty-of-the-imagination.” Since 2012 UNESCO, in its role as a global laboratory of ideas, has demonstrated that people …
Children and Maps These kids are making a map. It’s one way of learning how to understand their world. There are messages here, and much to be learned – also about the past and the future. Telling stories Together Children are telling stories about their world here. What does this say about the futures they …
A survey of people aged 12 to 24 in countries around the world found the kids in middle- and low-income countries had the brightest vision for the world.
The Sky scenario illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Sky builds on previous Shell scenarios publications and is our most optimistic scenario in terms of climate outcomes.
Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times.
We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful.
Biosphere 2: A vision for a new biosphere in the out space that could save humankind | realised in 1991
Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in Outer Space. It was designed to explore the web of interactions within life systems in a structure with different areas based on various biological biomes.
The municipality’s hive mind flashes forward 26 years to envision Amsterdam as it might develop, should the sustainability fatigue become taboo.
Instead of transporting bulk electricity throughout Europe, a more cost-efficient way would be to transport green hydrogen and have a dual electricity and hydrogen distribution system.
The Education City aims to create an educational social system and to build a community that takes responsibility for expressing the uniqueness of the individual, and inviter them to shape the world in which they live.
On 7 October 1593, the superintendent of the Venetian Republic founded a revolutionary new kind of settlement: Palmanova. Built ex nihilo according to humanist and military specifications, Palmanova was supposed to be inhabited by self-sustaining merchants, craftsmen, and farmers.
Willigula:”Hand-tinted map of the Island of Utopia from A Fruitful and Pleasant Work of the Best State of a Public Weal, and of the New Isle Called Utopia by Thomas Moore, 1516″,