The Future Starts Today, ImaginationLancaster contribute to latest Global Strategic Trends report

The sixth edition of Global Strategic Trends: The Future Starts Today, published by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, describes a future context for defence and security out to 2050. Nick Dunn, Chris Boyko and Serena Pollastri contributed to the report through their research into the Future of Community and Values out to 2050.

The Future Starts Today, ImaginationLancaster contribute to latest Global Strategic Trends report

Global Strategic Trends (GST) describes a strategic context for those in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and wider government who are involved in developing long term plans, strategies, policies and capabilities. Without a strategic context there is a risk that planners, policymakers and capability developers may assume a future that adheres to preconceived thoughts and assumptions.

As well as providing a strategic context, this sixth edition of GST  identifies long-term threats and opportunities. It also identifies 16 focus areas where the potential for profound change to humanity is high, and describes a series of short alternative future scenarios.

The research was funded by the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) think tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) which helps inform defence strategy, capability development, operations and provides the foundation for joint education.

The full report can be downloaded from the link opposite.

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Publication Date

15th of October 2018

Website URL

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/global-strategic-trends

Authors

DunnDunn Nick Dunn Urban Design, Design Thinking, Design & Manufacturing, Mapping, Visualisation, Speculative Design, Future Cities
BoykoBoyko Christopher Boyko Urban Design and Behaviour, Internet of Things, Protest/Resistance, Town Planning, Urban Sustainability, Wellbeing
PollastriPollastri Serena Pollastri visual design, information visualisation, speculative design, polyphonic design, urban+rural futures, food