Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ISt 520 Introduction to Foresight and Futures Practice

Introduces futures thinking and the related social science anchored practice of foresight. Includes a history and evolution of futures practice in the private and public sector. As an emerging social science and growing presence in emerging government and private sector practice, futures thinking and work acknowledges deep acceleration in change, disruption and related volatility, power relations, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity and a need for navigation skills to succeed in “post-normal” times.


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