Thanks to Stuart and EPD for the postings, but just to highlight the recent special issue on ‘Future Geographies’ edited by Ben Anderson and myself in EPA, which was born from a number of sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in 2010. The issue contains a stellar set of papers which explore a range of questions around how the future and the way it is governed are actually composed. The issue cuts across across diverse contexts and debates, from global cities to poverty, security, economy, and ﬁnancial crises.
In the editorial we write:
“These include: security, and its relation to a threatening future that overshadows the here and now; transition, and the sense of the future as a departure, of some form, from the here and now; development, and its apparent relation of continuous improvement with a future on a linear trajectory, which is being increasingly complicated; risk and threat, and their orientation to the future as bringing a disruptive and unwelcome break with the here and now; innovation, and its promise of bringing new things into the world that might herald a better future.”