#futureperfect: “dream city” futures

Just brilliant! I got an invitation from the organizers to share some learnings and insights on Philippine city futures at the first Quezon City International Conference organized by the University … Continue reading #futureperfect: “dream city” futures

City Futures Learning Lab Vigan!

Many are worried that our concepts of resilience, city planning and urban regeneration are very male oriented and city futures worldviews patriarchal. So what would Philippine cities look like if … Continue reading City Futures Learning Lab Vigan!

Alternative Futures of Global Governance: scenarios and perspectives from the Global South

My paper on the future of global governance published by Emerald Foresight is out!  Download your copy @ http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/FS-05-2014-0030 and http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/fs/17/2 This paper highlights the emerging roles and perspectives of the … Continue reading Alternative Futures of Global Governance: scenarios and perspectives from the Global South

A Handshake or a Fistfight? The Future of the West Philippine Sea

This month the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) organized its first West Philippine Sea  national conference. To explore, discuss and anticipate probable futures, leading Filipino international relations experts, scholars … Continue reading A Handshake or a Fistfight? The Future of the West Philippine Sea

Report on City Futures for City Leaders @ the Journal of Futures Studies

Our report on the City Futures for City Leaders WFSF Learning Lab in Penang Malaysia was published in the Journal of Futures Studies September 2014 edition. JFS website and PDF … Continue reading Report on City Futures for City Leaders @ the Journal of Futures Studies

Takeaways from the World Futures Learning Lab, Malaysia

So I might be late sharing this update but well it was a brilliant event and would love to share a gallery of action photos courtesy of Think City and … Continue reading Takeaways from the World Futures Learning Lab, Malaysia

Emerging Cityscapes: The UNESCO/CEF Futures Literacy and Sustainable Cities ForumWorkshop

A storm is brewing in Asia, will Philippine cities transcend beyond the narrative of trauma and disasters? Is there an alternative future for Philippine cities or would it learn from … Continue reading Emerging Cityscapes: The UNESCO/CEF Futures Literacy and Sustainable Cities ForumWorkshop

Resilient Cities, Brighter Futures

The UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector, the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, the Center For Engaged Foresight in collaboration with the City Government of Laoag, Northwestern University Laoag, … Continue reading Resilient Cities, Brighter Futures

Panatag Shoal Alternative Futures and Impact to East Asia

The latest Journal of Futures Studies (JFS) is out and happy to see my paper exploring the futures of the Panatag shoal published  in the Manoa School special edition. The … Continue reading Panatag Shoal Alternative Futures and Impact to East Asia

Experiential Questioning and Gaming Research

And so we “gamed” it, played with uncertainty and had a little bit of everything! Creative and experiential questioning, futures thinking and landscape, Schwartz scenario archetypes and causal layered analysis. … Continue reading Experiential Questioning and Gaming Research