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X-Center Hamburg Germany Joins GXN

4Sing GmbH has established the X-Center Germany as part of the Global X Center Network. The Hamburg-based consulting and idea-generating company invites others to participate in joint development of scenarios and identification of alternative futures. It offers a place to exchange on methods and tools for dealing with "unpredictable futures". Read more..  

2017-11-09T15:03:34+00:00 News|

Urban Resilience book published

A number of Global X-Network members collaborated with Yoshiki Yamagata from X-Center Tokyo (FoXc-J) to write, edit and publish a Springer Book title "Urban Resilience" The book is on urban resilience – how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from [...]

2017-11-09T15:03:34+00:00 Xpress|

Global X-Network Annual Conference April 12-13, 2016

FOCUS: Urban Resilience - Smart Cities - Xevents “MANAGING IN TIMES OF GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY”   This year’s conference was held on the campus of our partner X-Center USA – Stevens Institute of Technology – Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises (CCSE) Location: 525 River Street, Babbio Center, 5th Floor Hoboken, NJ [...]

Dr. William Rouse CCSE Update Presentation and Annie Yu Presentation on Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions Video Presentation at the Global X-Network Annual Conference April 12th 2016

Global X-Network Annual Conference in Hoboken New Jersey April 12th 2016

Approaching an X-Event in the Forrest Industry

Approaching an X-Event in the Forrest Industry by Wilenius Markku Presented at the Global X-Network Annual Conference in Vienna April 2014 Download Presentation

2017-11-09T15:03:34+00:00 Extreme Events|

Social Mood Indicator

Social Mood Indicator Social Mood Indicator is an additional measure on the dashboard of the decision makers. SMI shows at a glance what is the situation in nation/organization/customers. Social mood is an endogenous feature of a social system and it is hard, or even impossible to change. But it is essential to understand the situation [...]

2016-07-18T03:42:50+00:00 Social Mood, Tools|


Theoretical research at The X-Center will encompass studies of how complexity science can be used to understand the foregoing diagram. This will entail developing a deeper understanding of the different notions of complexity applicable to specific social situations, how the mood of the population biases the events that actually occur from among the spectrum of [...]

2017-11-09T15:03:34+00:00 Complexity, Research|


Resilience Planning for “unknown unknowns” is in principle a challenge to the imagination; we have to systematically extend our understanding by pushing the borders of our existing thinking outward from our current perception of what is relevant, what is logical, what is causal. Principles: We apply four design principles in our Resilience Portfolio method. In [...]

2016-07-18T03:49:12+00:00 Resilience, Tools|

Suomi Mood Indicator

Suomi Mood Indicator  Key questions being addressed: What is the dynamics of the society? How can we anticipate discontinuous shifts in the dynamics? What kinds of politics and communications is feasible in the current situation? Our collaboration partners are the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior of Finland. Also this project is conducted in [...]

2016-07-18T03:52:14+00:00 Research, Social Mood|

Extreme Events Results of the Study as part of the Human Society initiative at IIASA

This book serves as the final report of the Game Changers project lead by John Casti and coordinated by Leena Ilmola. The project was established towards the end of 2009 as a part of the Extreme Events in Human Society initiative at IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). Download Report

2017-11-09T15:03:34+00:00 Research, Shocks|