Beginning April 11, the Dutch Future Society and Delft's art cinema Filmhuis Lumen will sponsor a seven-day futures film festival, Cinema Futura.
There's plenty of water, at least from a green investor's point of view, according to Hazel Henderson, Rosalinda Sanquiche, and Timothy Jack Nash, authors of the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® Report.
This Saturday, March 1, futurists around the world will be engaging with each other and their communities in conversations and activities focused on finding ways to build a better tomorrow.
By Jacques G. Richardson
Bernard Cazes, aged 86 and one of Europe’s most experiened futurists, died November 21 by his own hand. Economist and philosopher, Cazes served for many years as director of long-range planning at the French General Planning Commissariat, the high-level think-tank established by General de Gaulle when he was the country’s president.
By Roger Kemp
UniTown Network Conference Promotes Town-Gown Best Practices in the European Union
The first-ever UniTown Network Conference was held October 2-4, 2013, at the University of Ferrara in the City of Ferrara, located in northeast Italy. It was designed for representatives of over a dozen universities and municipalities from throughout the European Union.
By Jay Herson
Robohand Project offers case study in collaboration, file sharing, and 3-D printing.
By Jay Gary
After a three-year absence, and with the encouragement of WFS President Tim Mack, I hosted a Religious Futurists gathering in Toronto that drew 39 conference participants. I opened the program with a 10-minute overview of the future of religion, from Toronto 1980 onward, and various milestones in publishing and meetings.
By Jay Herson
The city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is expected to double its population over the next 20 years. Like many cities its size, Fayetteville has been growing by sprawl, which places strain on the land available to grow food for the local population.
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Last night I watched an HBO documentary called "Questioning Darwin." It took an in-depth look at those who reject Darwin's theory of natural selection on grounds of faith in the words of the Judeo-Christian Bible. At the same time it presented the personal journey of Darwin from his roots to his presentation of his theories in the book, "The Origin of the Species," in which he described the mechanism of natural selection, the theory upon which our scientific understanding of how life evolves on this planet.
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Sometimes simple ideas work, and this one is pretty simple.
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