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Portal.jpg The Scenario Thinking Portal is the place where we can share our favourite URL's on scenario planning and future studies in general. You are invited to use the links collected here. But don't forget to leave your own favourite URL's as well.

The idea of this portal is to accompany the links by a short description of the site. Users are more than welcome to leave their links here as long as they are related to scenario thinking in general. Please share your knowledge with us and group the links as guided by the following categorization in this page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the webmaster: Ning Xu

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Scenario Resource Pages Links, articles and other resources on scenario planning. Some of the pages are specific to scenario planning processes, others are broader and linked to other foresight processes.

Example links:
Scenario planning is a page by Börjesson on scenario planning, with many links to information, articles, reports and much more.

Plausible Futures is a page with a wide variety of links to all kinds of views on possible futures. Includes a section on scenario planning techniques.
Scenario Processes Links to sites with scenario planning processes. Some of them aim at the future of a specific organization or country, others aim at the description of the future processes and trends on a global scale.

Example links:
The National Intelligence Council is a page that contains long term global trend scenarios on many different issues, based on intelligence information.
Shell scenario page is a page with information on scenario planning by Shell. Includes information on the newest scenarios, as well as on some previous ones.

Sources of Change Processes that we see happening now or are predicted to happen in the (near) future, are going to change the world. Here you will find links to some of those scenario planning processes.

Examples links:
The Great Climate Flip-flop is a cover article from the Atlantic Monthly by William H. Calvin. An article on sudden climate change.
Oil Depletion Analysis Centre tries to raise public awareness on the oil-depletion problem. On the site you will find articles, assessments, news and links abouth scenario planning processes.

Fields of Interest Sites from different fields of interest in some way related to scenario planning. Categorized by fields of interest such as business and economy, politics and science.

Example links:
International Institute for Strategic Studies provides policy makers with information on the course and consequences of military conflicts.
Cold Fusion - the big wild card. Site by Ludwik Kowalski from Montclair State University, treating cold fusion as a serious scientific subject.

Statistical Data Statistical information from many different fields, including both local and global data. It also covers demographical data, economic statistics, trends on IT development and much more.

Example links:
WTO Trade Statistics Up-to-date trade statistics by the World Trade Organisation. Current and past statistics on World trade and statistics per country.
European IT Statistics relating to information technology in the European Union and other selected countries. Site by European Telework Online (ETO).

Futurism Sites on futurism and on futurists and their activities. Go here to learn more about the difference between Futurism and Scenario Planning or Scenario Learning.

Example links:
Association of Professional Futurists is a page of a community of professional futurists for sharing experience and knowledge and building a network.
World Future Society is an open society for people interested in the future. Site with forecasts, recommendations, and alternative scenarios.

Other sites Interesting sites, related to scenario thinking and planning, not fitting into any of the other categories.

Example links:
The Change Project Site about the nature and possibilities of change.
Global Business Network Scenario planning consulting company and membership organization.
Shaping Tomorrow Foresight, trends analysis, horizon scanning, strategy and change management portal with global member network
SRIC-BI Scenario Planning Standford Research Institue Consulting-Business Intelligence scenario planning.

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