Resetting Our Future: SMART Futures for a Flourishing World

Resetting Our Future: SMART Futures for a Flourishing World

A SMART Futures Mindset for a Sustainable World.

Resetting Our Future: SMART Futures for a Flourishing World

A SMART Futures Mindset for a Sustainable World.

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Claire A. Nelson
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Future studies, International relations (general), Sustainable development


Has the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the global community’s commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Are we heading for environmental collapse? Can we avert a climate catastrophe and enable peace, justice, and shared futures for humanity? These questions call for transformational change. This book explores the root causes of today’s failures and lays out a plan for real-world innovation labs using a SMART future design paradigm to achieve the UN’s 17 sustainability goals and 169 targets. SMART futures is a ‘systems literacy’ approach to problem solving that allows us to address challenges of our VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world as an integrated whole. This new paradigm shifts us from silo thinking to systems thinking. With lively storytelling and thought-provoking analysis, Dr. Claire Nelson opens a doorway to the future, and a vision of what success might look like. Her stories from the future present worldviews of the feminine and from the global South, which are often absent from contemporary global futures discourse.

Titles published in the series;
Resetting Our Future: A Chicken Can’t Lay A Duck
How Covid 19 can solve the climate crisis: Graeme Maxton and Bernice Maxton-Lee
Resetting Our Future: A Global Playbook for the Next Pandemic
Anne Kabagambe
Resetting Our Future: Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now
The Ozone Treaty’s Urgent Lessons for Speeding Up Climate Action: Alan Miller, Durwood Zaelke and Stephen O. Andersen
Resetting Our Future: Empowering Climate Action in the United States
Deb Morrison and Tom Bowman
Resetting Our Future: Impact ED
How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity and Prosperity: Rebecca A. Corbin and Mary Beth Kerly
Resetting Our Future: Learning From Tomorrow
Using Strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption: Bart Edes
Resetting Our Future: Long Haul COVID: A Survivor’s Guide
Transform Your Pain & Find Your Way Forward: Julie Luongo and Joseph J. Trunzo
Resetting Our Future: Power Switch
How We Can Reverse Extreme Inequality: Paul O’Brien
Resetting Our Future: SMART Futures for a Flourishing World
A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability: Claire A. Nelson
Resetting Our Future: What If Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?
Tom Bowman
Resetting Our Future: Zero Waste Living, The 80/20 Way
The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint: Stephanie J. Miller

Forthcoming titles:
Resetting Our Future: Provocateurs not Philanthropists
Turning Good Intentions to Global Impact: Maiden Manzanal-Frank
Resetting Our Future: Rebalance
Charting Our Path to Lead, Parent, Partner and Thrive: Monica Brand Engel and Lisa Neuberger Fernandez
Resetting Our Future: Reconstructing Blackness
Charles Lattimore Howard
Resetting Our Future: Resetting Our Table
Michelle Auerbach and Nicole Civita

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