Future Design

  • Tatsuyoshi SaijoEmail author
Part of the Studies in Economic Design book series (DESI)


Future Design, a new movement among Japanese researchers, asks the following question: what types of social systems are necessary if we are to leave future generations sustainable natural environments and sustainable societies? One such method is using an “imaginary future generation,” and I overview the literature including the background of this method, the results of relevant laboratory and field experiments, and the nature of relevant practical applications in cooperation with several local governments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Research Institute for Future DesignKochi University of TechnologyKochiJapan
  3. 3.Tokyo Foundation for Policy ResearchTokyoJapan

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