The Next Big Things
The Next Twenty Years in Local Government
“The future doesn’t just happen to us. The future passes through us.”
- Karen Thoreson, President, Alliance for Innovation
What are the Next Big Things Facing Local Government? Rebecca Ryan, resident Futurist for the Alliance for Innovation, and the Alliance's Board of Directors set out on a journey in 2015 to answer this question. The group focused beyond the immediate, and imagine our communities one generation (20 years) from now. The Next Big Things highlights 44 trends in four categories - Resources, Technology, Demographics, and Governance - that could impact how local government operates in the next generation. And it equips you with tools to be a Future Ready community.