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News 2021

Here you can find the so far published news in 2021. Subscribe to the ITAS news via RSS feed.

news_2021_005Societal transformations: Subject of TA?

Energy transition, autonomous driving, and the transformation of agricultural systems change our society. Researchers reflect on the role of TA in analyzing and shaping these far-reaching transformations in the recently published conference proceedings.

news_2021_004FutureFiction – a creative competition

What if climate protection measures could be systematically implemented and global warming could be stopped? The FutureFiction competition is looking for stories that present a positive image of the future.

news_2021_003Shaping the energy transition locally

Cities and municipalities play a central role in the energy transition. In the ZuSkE project, ITAS is working with three municipalities to find ways of coupling individual sectors locally in order to save resources and CO2 emissions.

news_2021_tab_001_quer30 years of TAB - contributions to forward-looking policy-making

TAB-Brief No. 51 explores the questions of how forward-looking the analyses were, what constitutes the special value of the investigations and what perspectives new technologies open up for the work of parliamentary technology assessment.

news_2021_002_012000 Revisited: Publication on visions of the future

Astrofuturism and the GDR’s visions of the future on the one hand, current visions of technology on the other hand: A new anthology bridges the gap between the science of history and TA and asks how the two disciplines can complement each other.

New grid structures for the energy transitionNew grid structures for the energy transition

The energy transition in Germany is already on its way. However, there are numerous possibilities to shape the way to carbon neutrality. ITAS wants to assess the sustainability of such future paths in the ENSURE project together with civil society.