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Futures Sites

A) CANADIAN FUTURES SITES

CACOR
http://www.cacor.ca/
-Canadian Club of Rome - said to be the most active Club of Rome in the world!

Couchiching Online
http://www.couch.ca/index.html
- has 2-3 years of past conference proceedings online

Canadian Policy Research Network-- CPRN
http://www.cprn.org/cprn.html
- has many sociial-economic studies which are future oriented

Canada by Design
http://www.candesign.utoronto.ca/site.html

Dr. Tomorrow Home Page
http://www.drtomorrow.com
- well known Vancouver futurist, lots of links and ideas

Innovation Journal
http://www.innovation.cc
- concentrates on future of public administration
-editor is our own Eleanor Glor

Canada 2005 Discussion Report
http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/library/2005/2005_e.htm
- the public service's short term view of future government

The Debt Clock: Canada's National Debt
http://www.consecol.org/cgi-bin/debt_clock
-up-to-date estimate of debt-no comment needed!

McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology @ University of Toronto
http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/
- ongoing centre founded by Canada's most famous futurist

B) USA AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL FUTURES SITES INTRODUCTION TO FUTURE STUDIES

http://www.csudh.edu/global_options/IntroFS.
- American site, has good overview or introduction to futures studies

System Dynamics Mega Link List
http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/~gossimit/links/bookmksd.htm
- German site with long list of links to system dynamic models (some of which are avilable online like Vensim) for simulations of future systems etc

Jay Forester-Favorite Web Sites
http://www.pteragenesis.com
-good list of future sites by one of the most famous American futurists (MIT Professor)

Foresight -UK
http://www.foresight.gov.uk/
-British government future studies
-gives a good insight into UK view of Europe,world

World Overpopulation Awareness
http://www.overpopulation.org/
-American site with an agenda but has lots of anti-growth propaganda

Air Force 2025 Final Report Home Page
http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/
-American view of future air force

IIASA Home Page (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/
- Vienna think tank launched by Kennedy/Kruschev in 60s- the world authority in integrated global future systems and analyses of those systems (Canada used to be on the Board of Directors)

MILLENNIUM PROJECT
http://www.geocities.com/~acunu/
- major project by United Nations University in Washington, involving many international participants

OECD International Future Programme
http://www.oecd.org/sge/au/
-up to date view from the developed world organization in Paris

Plausible Futures -Norway
http://www.uio.no/~oleg/
- a good Norwegian site with lots of futures links (with a European twist)

Sante Fe Future Links
http://www.cl.uh.edu/futureweb/data.html
- lots of links from the new Mexican futures study centre

Swedish Institute for Future Studies
http://www.framtidsstudier.se/product.htm
- future studies from a 10-year old Centre in Sweden

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org/
- American lobby group seeking truth in science reporting

World Future Society Home Page
http://www.wfs.org/wfs/index.htm
- the mother of all future societies (with American bias)

Submitted by Bill Pugsley
President, Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society
Président, Société canadienne de météorologie et d'océanographie
http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.ca/cmos/
E-Mail/Couriel: PUGSLEY@NCF.CA

Updated May 10, 2002