Research

How will changing demographics, attitudes, lifestyles and technologies drive innovation in business, government and complex systems?

Consider the following:

  • Will living longer, fewer children and evolving living arrangements change the shape of communities, the market for services, and the role of government agencies and non-profits? Envision a scenario where tomorrow is “Gray, Small & Female” – how might such a future affect retailers, home services or even how the car may be used in the future?
  • What products, services and public policies should change or even eclipse? Given economic realities, longer life and the future of work should ‘retirement planning’ be retired and next generation financial services be the basis for the new business of longevity management?
  • What actions should companies and governments take today to anticipate change tomorrow? Imagine how local planners, real estate investors and the senior housing industry might respond to the changing expectations of older baby boomers. Or how living longer with chronic disease may create new demand for wellness systems provided by retailers, pharmaceutical companies and telecommunications firms to monitor, manage and motivate healthy behaviors across the lifespan.

Current Research

Generational Information Seeking Behaviors & the Future of Financial Advice

Technology-enabled Services to Support Independent Living & Health

Understanding the Impact of Place on Well-Being

Evolving Public Attitudes & Images of Health & Wealth Across the Lifespan