ERIC Number: ED097232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island 2000. Earthrise Document No. 3 (Draft).
Wolf, C. P.; And Others
Organizing for the future is the goal of the Year 2000 projects described in this prospectus prepared for the Rhose Island Bicentennial Commission. The prospectus includes a reationale for futures planning and an overview of efforts already underway at all political levels. Descriptions of state level efforts include California's Tomorrow Plan, based on systemized alternatives for California's future; Hawaii 2000 where high level state commitment and citizen participation have inspired other state programs; and Washington 2000 where identification of issues and options in futures problems is the main objective. The proposed Rhode Island project consists of five parts: (1) a model of vital activity at the state level, (2) citizen access to the model through computer and board games, (3) continuous sampling of public opinion, (4) an indicators system for social reporting, and (5) communication of the first four parts. The efforts described with the help of charts and models suggest six steps in a general strategy for accomplishing futures planning at the state level. (JH)
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Planning, Program Descriptions, Simulation, Social Change, Social Development, Social Problems, Statewide Planning, Systems Approach, Trend Analysis, World Problems
Earthrise, P.O. Box 120, Annex Station, Providence, Rhode Island 02901 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Earthrise, Inc., Providence, RI.