Astrid Mangnus is a PhD candidate at the Copernicus Institute and the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University. Her research project applies various futures methods, ranging from scenario-making to simulation gaming, in urban cases in Japan, Europe and global city networks. The results can point out new pathways for the governance of urban sustainability transformations.

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The Earth system is now arguably in a novel, uncertain planetary era – the Anthropocene – in which human activities are a major planetary force1. These changes have largely been brought about through efforts to increase human wellbeing, particularly through conversion of land for food production and the extraction and use of fossil fuels2. …

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