September 1, 2016

What does Geelong’s future look like? The City of Greater Geelong will shortly start community consultations on what you think Geelong’s future could look like. This session is the perfect kick starter for you to become a future creator! Professor Sohail Inayatullah will speak at the event and focus on: Emerging issues and trends that […]

Seven Positive Trends Amidst the Doom and Gloom (2012)

By Sohail Inayatullah January 06, 2012 While there is a great deal of bad, indeed, horrendous, news in the world ­- global warming, terrorism, the global financial crisis, water shortages, worsening inequity – ­there are also signs of positive change. GENOMICS First, in genomics, the revolution of tailoring health advice has begun. Among other websites, […]

Gold Coast Futures (2006)

Sohail Inayatullah (17 October 2006)   Will 30-40% of those living on the Gold Coast be practicing meditation or a similar form of spirituality in twenty to thirty years or will the main practice on the Gold Coast be sun and sin squared? Will the Gold Coast still be marketed as Very GC or will […]

Futures of Novi Sad, Serbia (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah July 2006 I never thought I would see the cafés of Novi Sad packed with tourists from all over Europe, particularly 10,000-15,000 youth from England. But with the increasing fame of Novi Sad’s Exit festival, music lovers annually flock to this city by the Danube. My first memory of Novi Sad was […]

What’s Your 20-year Plan? (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah Article from Courrier Mail, 28 September, 2006   IF THE South-East Queensland Regional Plan is not successfully adopted what will happen? The plan proposes communities be built and managed using the most up-to-date and effective measures to conserve water and energy and for the design and siting of buildings to take advantage […]

Seven Hypothesis and Doorways to a Knowledge Economy (2006)

By Sohail Inayatullah SEVEN HYPOTHESIS AND DOORWAYS TO A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Speech, July 11, 2006 Creating a Knowledge Economy for the Sunshine Coast   The image of the future and the learning community The Sunshine coast currently stands between different images of the future. The first is the traditional, small scale, strong community, fishing village. […]

Which Future for South-East Queensland? (2006)

Professor Sohail Inayatullah October 2006 The SEQ 2026 plan intends to: “protect biodiversity, contain urban development, build and maintain community identity, make travel more efficient, and support a prosperous economy. At the same time, the Regional Plan proposes that communities be built and managed using the most up-to-date and effective measures to conserve water and […]

Why City Futures? (2006)

Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Sunshine Coast Uni, Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. CITIES AS AGENTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE In 2005, the Mayor of Seattle stated that even though the Federal government did not sign the Kyoto Protocols, Seattle would do its best to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The former Lord Mayor of […]

Community Futures (2005)

Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Queensland University of Technology, Sunshine Coast University and Transcend Peace University. www.metafuture.org PREFACE This short article explore the futures of community in Australia. It does so using futures methods. Futures methods seek to understand the future seeing the future not as an empty space to be filled but as a […]

Youth Return the Future to Dubrovnik (2003)

Sohail Inayatullah Professor, Tamkang University, Sunshine Coast University, Queensland University of Technology. www.metafuture.org “The return of the Goddess in Dalmatia” “Dubrovnik avoiding mcdonaldization, and creating a new vision and practice of globalization” “Neo-humanistic education transforming Balkan pedagogy” These were some of the memes that were spread at the New Wave: Vision of the youth conference […]