The Challenges of Living Scenarios for Australia in 2050

Steven Cork, Kristin Alford, John Finnigan, Nicky Grigg, Elizabeth Fulton, Michael Raupauch

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-126
    JournalJournal of Futures Studies
    Volume18
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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