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About John Ratcliffe

John Ratcliffe

John Ratcliffe is President of The Futures Academy, which he founded in 2000, and a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Until 2009, he was a Director of the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he remains as Professor Emeritus. In the past, he has served as: Secretary-General of the World Futures Studies Federation; Vice-President of the European Futurists Conference; Chairman of the London Branch of the RICS, and first Chair of the Institution’s International Policy Committee; and, Chairman of the European Policy and Practice Committee for the Urban Land Institute. A prolific author and public orator, he has acted as a consultant to countries, cities, corporations, colleges and communities in the area of Strategic Foresight, and is currently conducting several projects in the fields of: “Cities of Tomorrow”; “Future Horizons for Global Real Estate”; and, “Anticipatory Leadership”. Familiarly, his favourite adage is Einstein’s: “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.


Recent Posts by John Ratcliffe:
The Future of Universities The role of universities in society and the economy

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THE GREAT “LAND QUESTION”

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The Premium of Place Harvesting the Rewards of Creative Placemaking

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Social Value: “Force for Good – Or the Emperor’s New Clothes?” A dubious dilemma

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Health, wealth and happiness A radical shift in collective mind-sets and a new strategic direction for the world of property

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The Big Questions The role of real estate and the part it plays in our societies and cultures

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