Week 7: Water in NYC; Futuring methods

Research Challenges.  Using visuals, present a brief introduction to the class on the following examples of contemporary futurism (note – you must go beyond wikipedia):

  1. Ray Kurzweil
  2. the Tellus Institute
  3. Steampunk
Click to show required readings
New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The NYC DEP Climate Change Program Assessment and Action Plan http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/news/climate_change_report_05-08.shtml

Cornish, Edward. “Ch. 5: Systems, Chance and Chaos,” “Ch. 6: Futuring Methods”, “Ch. 7 Knowing the World Around Us”, “Ch. 8 Using Scenarios” in Futuring: the Exploration of the Future. World Future Society, 2004. 49-105 e-reserves

Ratcliffe, John, and Ela Krawczyk. “Imagineering city futures: The use of prospective through scenarios in urban planning.” Futures 43, no. 7 (2011): 642-653. [Zotero]

Click to show optional readings
Vision 2020: New York City’s Comprehensive Waterfront Plan http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/cwp/index.shtml


Anderson, Nicole, “Sandy Who? New developments prevail on Brooklyn’s waterfront in the wake of Hurricane Sandy”. Architect’s Newspaper, 12/13/2012 http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=6402 

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