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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, May 2010

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), May 2010, volume 6, issue 5...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
  • futures thinking... looking ahead

Is there a coming population crash? Environmental journalist Fred Pearce makes a case that there is.

  • applied foresight... using the perspective

Anti-microbial resistance (commonly referred to as drug resistance) is increasingly prevalent world-wide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a strategy for the containment of this resistance, in conjunction with the relationship of globalization and world health.

Smart growth involves the vital interaction between economic growth, quality of life, land preservation, and environmental stewardship. This Maryland Department of Natural Resources site provides a user-friendly platform relating these factors. There are links to interactive maps of targeted ecological areas, opportunities with green energy, improved transit strategies, and much more.

  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
Interested in a course on the future for college credit?

Check our Exploring the Future (FTR 100) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Summer Term registration is now open for the online class.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2010 Conference "Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies", which will be July 8 - 10 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.
Produced by our partner the World Future Society