Center for the Study of Futures

Reimagine the future

The Center for the Study of Futures offers futures research, experimental practice, and innovative foresight training for diverse audiences. 

The Center for the Study of Futures at Arizona State University builds a cross-disciplinary capacity to imagine a rich variety of plausible futures, reflect on what those futures demand from us, and design pathways toward positive outcomes. By investigating and inventing new theories and methods for creating better futures, the Center aims to nurture and amplify future-oriented scholarship and practice.


CSF Academy

The Futures Academy trains the next generation of future-savvy students, researchers, and professionals by building up their anticipatory competence.



The Futures Lab rallies scholars and practitioners from ASU and beyond to conduct critical and innovative futures research.


CSF Enterprise

The Futures Enterprise leverages the Center’s research to put foresight into practice by offering bespoke applied research and foresight processes. 

Featured Projects


Melissa Sikes is pursuing a degree in sustainability and believes in implementing positive change from which future generations can benefit. Through her studies, she has gained an interest in futures thinking and how it relates to geological processes, resource management, environmental advocacy, and climate change.

Paul seeks to explore how humans interact with the technologies they create and the cities in which they live. He believes that environmentally sustainable technology systems can create sustainable social systems and vice-versa.

Samantha Chuong is an undergraduate student studying Business Law at W.P. Carey School of Business. She is interested in exploring the future innovative advancements of society, particularly in Science and Technology, through futuristic thinking and sustainable action.