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Education and Health in ICT-futures: Scenarios and sustainability impacts of ICT societies
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7597-1851
2015 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF ENVIROINFO AND ICT FOR SUSTAINABILITY 2015, Atlantis Press , 2015, 213-220 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

This study explores the performance of the education and health sectors in relation to five ICT futures for Sweden in 2060. The accessibility, affordability, quality and efficiency of these sectors influence the creation and maintenance of essential collective values such as democracy and justice; consequently both education and health are fundamental to a sustainable society. Exploring the performance of these sectors in different futures enables the identification of barriers and undesirable developments, and encourages a debate on how ICT can be used to reinforce inclusive, and counteract unwanted, futures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atlantis Press , 2015. 213-220 p.
Series
, ACSR-Advances in Comptuer Science Research, ISSN 2352-538X ; 22
Keyword [en]
education, health, ICT, futures, sustainability
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179625ISI: 000365044700025ISBN: 978-94-62520-92-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179625DiVA: diva2:885929
Conference
Joint Conference on 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection / 3rd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (EnviroInfo and ICT4S), SEP 07-09, 2015, Univ Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DENMARK
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QC 20151221

Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Stories of Pasts and Futures in Planning
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Societies are constantly changing, facing new challenges and possibilities generated by innovative technologies, sociospatial re-structuring and mobilities. This research approaches these challenges by exploring the role that stories about pasts, presents and futures play in planning. It sees stories as interlinked spaces of struggle over meanings, legitimacies and powers through which “our” valuable pasts and “our” desirable futures become re-constructed, framed and projected. It argues that powerful stories might consciously or unconsciously become institutionalised in policy discourses and documents, foregrounding our spatial realities and affecting our living spaces. These arguments and assumptions are investigated in relation to three cases: Regional-Pasts, SeGI-Futures and ICT-Futures. The stories about pasts, presents and futures surrounding these cases are investigated with the aim of initiating critical discussions on how stories about pasts and futures can inform, but also be sustained by, planning processes. While studies of these cases are presented in separate papers, these studies are brought together in an introductory essay and reconstructed in response to the research questions: How do regional futures become informed by the pasts? How do particular stories about the pasts become selected, framed and projected as envisioned futures? What messages are conveyed to the pasts and the presents through envisioned futures? How can stories of the past be referred and re-employed in planning to build more inclusive futures? To engage with the multidisciplinarity of these questions, they are investigated through dialogues between three main fields: heritage studies, futures studies and planning. The discussions have challenged the conventional divides between pasts, presents and futures, emphasised their plural nature and uncovered how the discursive power of stories play a significant role when interpreting pasts and envision futures in planning practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. 80 p.
Series
TRITA-SOM, ISSN 1653-6126 ; 2016:08
Keyword
Stories, Pasts, Futures, Planning, Power
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187308 (URN)978-91-7729-005-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-06-15, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 09:00 (English)
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QC 20160523

Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-19 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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