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The challenges of living scenarios for Australia in 2050


Alford, K and Cork, S and Finnigan, J and Grigg, N and Fulton, B and Raupauch, M, The challenges of living scenarios for Australia in 2050, Journal Of Futures Studies, 18, (3) pp. 115-126. ISSN 1027-6084 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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The Australian Academy of Sciences began Australia 2050: Living Scenarios to explore how science might inform a more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable Australia. We concluded that a set of 'living scenarios' could support a richer national conversation, but there are many challenges in developing such scenarios. A review of horizontal, vertical and archetype scenario approaches stressed engaging in dialogue and making assumptions explicit. Our workshop invited a small group of Australians to engage in short, intimate conversations through four scenario archetypes in order to explore a process and develop broad narratives for further exploration as living scenarios.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, dialogue, foresight, national conversation, scenarios, science, workshop
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fulton, B (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
ID Code:120054
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-09
Last Modified:2017-10-23
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