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Global Change Assumptions and System Innovations

IGC assumptions about changes affecting global systems and projected system innovations for 2035 and 2050 have been prepared by IGC research groups coordinated by Brian Orland. These were edited, reformatted and added to by Carl Steinitz, to be displayed in the standard IGC poster format but also available to all participants as powerpoint slides.

IGC Participants are strongly encouraged to make use of these resources in their individual projects

Guiding principles

  • The global assumptions and the associated specific concerns accessed below were developed by teams of IGC participants and reflect current projections, forecasts, and predictions.

  • In order to guide, but not overwhelm, conversations across the geodesign projects, the number of assumptions and innovations has been limited. 

  • The global assumptions and system innovations describe ideas that may be relevant to particular projects, but they are not relevant for all projects. Recommendations for specific outcomes or goals are not included; however, each assumption and innovation is written with the knowledge that individual nations and municipalities do have such goals. 

Research groups (leaders highlighted)

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