Buzzword Bingo: Backcasting = Defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify the stepping stones that connect this desired future to the present.
Backcasting

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Backcasting = Defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify the stepping stones that connect this desired future to the present.

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Let's differentiate. Forecasting is the process of predicting the future based on current trend analysis. Backcasting visualizes the desired outcomes and then imagines the actions needed to serve as stepping stones to that future.

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What's on your wishlist?
How can we collaborate in collective backcasting?

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Backcasting - Natural Step

Translating: Backcasting = Defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify the stepping stones that connect this desired future to the present.


Spanish: Backcasting: Prospección inversa en una situación futura (se supone que deseable) y trata de seguir los pasos que vincula el futuro con el presente.

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