These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Governments fail to imagine how worst-case scenarios can come about – much less plan for them. But there are things we can do.
We need to create a transport system that is zero carbon – and socially just – in only a few years. We just need to recognise that it's possible.
Our responsibility to consider how the future might look for generations to come requires imagination.
An obscure Russian prince lays claim to being the first person to announce that humanity may destroy itself through its own technological advancement.
From mobile phones to artificial wombs: what a breathtakingly visionary set of predictions from a century ago can teach us about our attempts to forecast the future today.
The Literary Method of Urban Design aims to predict urban futures and to design cities and prepare citizens in line with these predictions.
A new RGCS study identifies four possible scenarios about work and management that could be combined over the next decade.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
A guide to the battle for the future of farming.
The only place to find the Golden Age of Science is in the future, but we need some help in getting there.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
In this vision of the future, everything that we currently do in the real world – going to school, going to work, socialising, leisure – is done in a vast virtual environment.
Governments are using Big Data to design improvements and upgrades of cities. But ethical questions need to be considered, lest we end up jeopardising citizens' privacy or deepen social inequalities.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
A new report suggests one in four jobs could be at risk in cities outside the south.
Much like the fictitious Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novel, more and more scientists are running away from their real-life creations.
What if the current cultural context is informing the production of mumble rap? In the contemporary western world, daily life is fuelled by widespread consumption of both products and images.
Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip's best song, "Ahead by a Century," and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
Doctors are taught how to treat skin cancer – but not necessarily how to empathise with those who have it.