Foresight laboratory

Technology foresight

Led by Professor Tim Dixon at Reading University, this work package is concerned with important trends in policy and social and technological innovation. Work has included a set of expert reviews around the subjects of energy, water, waste and urban design; a survey of retrofit opportunities, barriers and perceptions in the commercial sector; and roadmaps for key policy trends in the UK and Welsh contexts.

 A list of outputs form this work package can be found below:


Working Papers

WP2011/1: Retrofitting in the private residential and commercial property sectors – preliminary survey findings

WP2011/6: 'Low Carbon' Scenarios, Roadmaps, Transitions and Pathways: An Overview and Discussion

WP 2012/2: Low Carbon Cities: An Overview of Scenario-Based Studies


UK Energy, Water and Waste Roadmaps to 2050: A Synthesis of Drivers, Technologies