Special Issue "Future Design"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2020).
Interests: future design; futurability; imaginary future generations
This Special Issue will comprise papers covering a wide range of aspects related to designing sustainable future societies. Despite the fact that scientists have issued various ultimatums into the future of the earth including biodiversity, climate change, biochemical flows such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and so on, our society remains stuck with the traditional market and democracy and cannot create sustainable social systems including future generations. While the market is ‘an extremely good device for realizing the short-term desires of people,’ it does not ‘allocate resources in a way that takes account of future generations’—the future generations cannot participate in today’s markets. Likewise, democracy is not ‘a device that incorporates future generations;’ it is ‘a device that profits people who live now’. Running for a political office today to enrich a generation a hundred years later would most likely end in an election-defeat. This Special Issue solicits papers on innovative and creative ideas for complementing market and democracy for future generations, including theories, laboratory, social and field experiments, and practices with stakeholders.
Dr. Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable future societies
- future design
- future generations