Category - Forum
Continue reading “Organic food, global food security & what the heck should we do?”
The second of the Birmingham Scenarios Reports, The readiness is all: What it takes to feed a city is published today.
Earlier drafts were commented on by the UK’s Global Food Security Champion, Professor Tim Benton and several New Optimists scientists: Professor Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston, Dr Rosemary Collier, Professor Laura Green, Dr Rob Lillywhite and Professor David Pink — and we’re very grateful to them for their really helpful contributions.
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There’s been some great stuff happening over the last couple of months, all reported in the January Forum update.
The image here is a montage of stills created from the filming of the 1st December workshop at Birmingham Leadership Foundation.
Continue reading “TNO Forum latest update published”
We’ve responded today to the draft Birmingham Development Plan 2031 — the deadline is Monday (14th January), and published a copy of it here.
The final version of the Development Plan is a hugely influential document, setting out the strategic objectives for planning permissions in the city over the next 25 years. Sure, revised every five years, but nonetheless hugely influential.
Continue reading “TNO Response to the Birmingham Development Plan 2031”
With the wealth of info from all the Forum’s 2012 activities, we’ve created this “54-matrix” to generate ‘narrativium, multi-media stories of possible food futures for Birmingham 2050.
This 54-matrix shows glimpses of possible futures — and here’s how to ‘read’ it:
Continue reading “Narrativium for the Birmingham 2050 scenarios”
A dozen participants in the Creating Stories From the Future workshop at Birmingham Leadership Foundation introduce themselves to each other in small groups – but introducing themselves to each other as their 2050 self. Fast-forwarding 38 years, they’re talking about what their future self is doing and what they’re eating.
Continue reading ““It’s 2050 in Birmingham. Are we happy and well?” #TNOfood”
There will be 20+ young citizens, the next generation of decision-makers tomorrow at the Birmingham Leadesrhip Foundation. They’re generating multimedia stories from the future — if you want to join in, there’s still time for a few more to register here.
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Here is my presentation on what it takes to feed Birmingham, a city of 1M people:
If you want to help shape Birmingham’s future, come along to this facilitated workshop on 1st December, co-hosted with the Birmingham Leadership Foundation.
Continue reading “Workshop: What possible futures are there for Birmingham?”
By 2050 it looks highly probable there will be 9 billion people on the planet, over 20% of whom will be over 60 years old.
There will 70 million people in the UK, 26M of whom will over 60; i.e. born in or after 1990. Only 13M will be children.
Continue reading “A scenario: Economic decline, high food and energy prices”