Areas of expertise
ANA JONES is a doctoral researcher, urban planner, and communicator at the Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) in the University of Turku. Ana is currently conducting interdisciplinary research applying futures methods to the study and understanding of urban phenomena and change. For the past 16 years, Ana's interests have been on studying urban sustainable development and the future of life in urban cores. In Finland, Ana has led the urban research project Green-In-Turku collaborating with Turku’s city planning departments investigating the potential in green areas to solve liveability and cohesion challenges in Turku’s historic core. Ana’s research contributions have helped to expand knowledge beyond individual disciplines. She is an active contributor to the Urban Futures Podcast, a knowledge exchange platform Ana pioneered for the purpose of debating and exchanging knowledge on the future of cities and their transformations. Ana is an Associate Member of the Finnish Association for the Club of Rome (FICOR). Her most recent publication is Andersson, S. L. et al., 2021. Green Visions: Greenspace Planniing and Design for Nordic Cities. Sweden: Arvinius + Orfeus.
Futures research focused on the study of urban phenomena, of why and how change can be understood; and what might be the effects of change on the future of urban life and society at large.