FRESH FROM THE OWEN! FEBRUARY 28, 2019
NEW REPORT ON PRECURSORS TO A “GOOD” BIOECONOMY IN 2125: MAKING SENSE OF BIOECONOMY AND JUSTICE HORIZONS - First Foresight Report of the BioEcoJust Project
The Bioeconomy today is a field full of promise, brimming with potentially transformative solutions, and developments still only in their infancy. The aim of this report has been to convey the findings of the BioEcoJust foresight research to date, and especially to highlight the core critical thinking involved in approaching the future of the bioeconomy for the next 100 years
November 06,2017 - patterns of the future BOOK REVIEW
Link to the full review:
22.10.2017 - Patterns of the future Will be published in greek
More information soon.
18.10.2017 - speech at the university of oulu: "Finland one hundred years from now"
14.10.2017 -interview for national geographic finland
27.09.2017 - PATTERNS OF THE FUTURE: uNDERSTANDING THE NEXT WAVE OF GLOBAL CHANGE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN CHINESE
World Scientific, the publisher of Patterns of the Future: Understanding the Next Wave of Global Change, has signed a Simplified Chinese rights licence agreement with Tsinghua University Press. The Simplified Chinese version is planned to be published within 12-18 months.
28.08.2017 - The vision for the city centre of turku receives further media coverage
In addition to the multiple articles published in Finnish and in Swedish, the vision has received media coverage in English:
22.08.2017 - video of the turku vision
17.08.2017 - A vision of the city centre of Turku
A working group, chaired by professor Markku Wilenius, has been developing an ambitious vision for the future of the city centre of Turku. After almost a year of working, the vision was released this week (14.08) to the leadership of political parties, to the media, as well as to the citizens of Turku.
The vision paints the year 2050 in the following manner: “The commercial centre is expanding, the old town is becoming an oasis of European encounters, and the east coast of the Aura River is developing into a combination of culture, restaurants and work.” According to the working group, Turku has the potential to become a globally significant city with its exceptional archipelago and advanced infrastructure, creating good conditions for comfortable housing, vibrant economy and culture.
“The vision gives direction for future development. It is a strongly justified example of what a prosperous centre can be in the future”, states Wilenius.
The vision has received highly positive feedback and a vast amount of media attention, in over 20 newspapers. A few links to the articles:
Aamuset: Kaupungin keskustalle laadittiin huima visio
Helsinki Sanomat: Turku haluaa eurooppalaiseksi saaristokaupungiksi – kaupungin visio vähentäisi yksityisautoilua keskustassa: Kaupungin keskustan kehittäminen on yksi Turun kaupunginvaltuuston viime vuonna asettamista kärkihankkeista
Turkulainen: Turun keskustavisiossa hurjia suunnitelmia: Lisää kävelykatuja, joukkoliikenne uusiksi, kauppatori uuteen uskoon
Turun kaupunki: Turun kaupungin keskustalle uusi kunnianhimoinen visio
Turun Sanomat: Kunnianhimoinen keskustavisio
Turun yliopisto: Turun keskustalle kunnianhimoinen visio professori Wileniuksen johdolla
Yle Nyheter: Åbo - Nordens Paris i framtiden?
01.04.2017 - Intellectual Biography of Professor Pentti Malaska Published
An intellectual biography of Professor Pentti Malaska was published on 21 March 2017. Pentti Malaska was the founder of the Finland Futures Research Centre (1992) and the Finnish Society for Futures Studies (1980). He played a significant role in the establishment and development of the academic field of Futures Studies, particularly in Finland but also throughout the world.
The biography is edited by Laura Pouru, Markku Wilenius, Karin Holstius and Sirkka Heinonen and it is published in the Futures series of The Finnish Society for Futures Studies. The compilation of the biography was funded by the Turku School of Economics Foundation.