Kantar Consulting’s Andrew Curry Wins Award for Most Significant Futures Works from the Association of Professional Futurists

Kantar Consulting’s Andrew Curry has won an award from the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) for “Most Significant Futures Works”. APF recognises the most significant futures works to identify and reward the work of professional futurists and others whose work illuminates aspects of the future. Andrew’s paper, titled; ‘The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place’ was awarded under the ‘Analyse a Significant Future Issue’ category.

The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place published in 2017 in the Journal of Futures Studies, looks at the rise of populism through the lens of the economics of cities in the age of the service economy.

We are seeing a new “politics of place” emerging – where cities and the younger knowledge workers who populate them – are creating more wealth and a fresh set of expectations for politicians. On the other end of the political spectrum, we see those who’ve been “left behind” by social, economic, and demographic. Thus, we are moving to a new form of political alignment based on geography rather than social class.

The APF described Curry’s piece as; “A powerful synthesis of ideas on the politics of place presented in a way that is cohesive and convincing.”

Most Significant Futures Works (MSFW) Awards were announced at the Annual Reception and Recognition ceremony at the APF Pittsburgh Gathering, October 4, 2018, at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel.

To read The City, The Country, and the New Politics of Place, click here.

To read a summary of his article, click here.