Smart Futures for a Flourishing World, A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Global Sustainability with Author Dr. Claire Nelson. If you could change the trajectory of time, what would you do now to make our world more sustainable to protect the earth and humankind? Claire shares with us her vision of a Smart Future and how we can achieve this by asking 5 basic questions as outlined in her new book. She also helps us understand the importance of our current situation with her creative storytelling and futuristic analysis. Hope you enjoy this episode and her new book.
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Author / Futurist / Sustainability Engineer / Storyteller
Dr. Claire Nelson is Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. She is a member of the Board of the World Futures Studies Federation, where she also serves as Editor at Large of Human Futures. In addition, she serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Futures and is a member of Association of Professional Futurists. Her book, “SMART Futures for a Flourishing World”, is a treatise on the path to global sustainability. She has been named one of Top 50 Female Futurists on Forbes.
Dr. Nelson, who is an award-winning writer and storyteller, holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering from the SUNY at Buffalo and Purdue University respectively, and a Doctorate in Engineering Management from the George Washington University (1990). She is distinguished as the first Jamaican woman to earn a Doctorate in an Engineering discipline. Nelson has received commendation in the US Congressional Record, and has also received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering. Dr. Nelson was named a White House Champion of Change in 2012.