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Public Engagement in Experiential Futures

As newcomers arrive in Canada, entering the formal work economy is becoming harder and harder as governments try to respond to the needs economic and social systems that are becoming exponentially complex. The following trends collected show all the different factors that may impact how governments need to plan for how they work with newcomer communities who engage in precarious work.


Newcomer well-being


Community cohesion

Housing & informal settlement

Workers safety

Data connectivity

Mobile working


Quantified self

Sensors & data

Digital currency

Aging infrastructure

Sharing economy

Food security

Heat stress


Global politics

Public space


Tensions between socialism & capitalism