Toni Ahlqvist
Professor

Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Geology (Department of Geography and Geology)
Research Director, Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC) (Finland Futures Research Centre)

toni.ahlqvist@utu.fi
+358 29 450 4697
+358 40 573 7398

Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
Turku
Turku School of Economics
Office: 3.14





Areas of expertise
Futures Studies; Technology Foresight; Human Geography; Regional Development and Policy; Economic Geography; Political Geography

Biography

Professor Toni Ahlqvist is Research Director of Futures Research at the Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku. He is an Adjunct Professor of Economic Geography and Technological Transformations at the University of Turku.



Research

Prof. Ahlqvist's research focuses on regional planning and policy, spatial political economy, futures studies, and technology foresight. Currently he is working at the university level thematic collaborations Digital Futures and Sea and Maritime Studies. He has lead numerous research projects that have covered, e.g., emerging technologies, construction and uses of futures knowledge in organizations and regions, strategic development of industrial branches, such as forest industry in South Australia, and varied aspects of knowledge-based society. His most recent projects have dealt with potential societal antagonisms of radical emerging technologies and futures of land use planning in Finland. Prof. Ahlqvist’s research has been published in such journals as Technological  Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, New Political Economy, Geopolitics, Geografiska Annaler A: Human Geography, Space and Polity, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Futures, Foresight, and Science and Public Policy.




Publications
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Contradictions of Spatial Governance: Bioeconomy and the Management of State Space in Finland (2019)
Antipode
Toni Ahlqvist, Heikki Sirviö
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Emerging vacuums of strategic planning: an exploration of reforms in Finnish spatial planning (2019)
European Planning Studies
Hytönen Jonne, Ahlqvist Toni
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Tulevaisuuden sosioteknisiä vastakkainasetteluja: Radikaalit teknologiat ja dialektinen tulevaisuudentutkimus (2019) Toni Ahlqvist
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Dynamic elements in regional development: an explorative genealogical analysis of the region of Southwest Finland (2018)
European Planning Studies
Toni Ahlqvist
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

New industrial platforms and radical technology foresight: the case of 3D printing in Finland and Europe (2018)
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Jari Kaivo-oja, Toni Ahlqvist, Osmo Kuusi, Risto Linturi, Steffen Roth
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Constructing and mobilising futures knowledge in an organisation: foresight as a catalyst of dynamic strategic practice (2016)
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
Toni Ahlqvist, Johanna Kohl
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Chasing black swans through science fiction: surprising future events in the stories of a Finnish writing competition (2015)
Journal of Futures Studies: Epistemology, Methods, Applied and Alternative Futures
Toni Ahlqvist, Tuomo Uotila, Olli Hietanen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Elements in the construction of future-orientation: a systems view of foresight (2015)
Futures
Mikko Dufva, Toni Ahlqvist
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Emerging pathways for critical futures research: changing contexts and impacts of social theory (2015)
Futures
Toni Ahlqvist, Martin Rhisiart
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Knowledge creation dynamics in foresight: a knowledge typology and explorative method to analyse foresight workshops (2015)
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Mikko Dufva, Toni Ahlqvist
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Neoliberalisation in a Nordic state: from cartel polity towards a corporate polity in Finland (2015)
New Political Economy
Toni Ahlqvist, Sami Moisio
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Process supporting strategic decision-making in systemic transitions (2015)
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Heidi Auvinen, Sampsa Ruutu, AnuTuominen, Toni Ahlqvist, Juha Oksanen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Building innovation excellence of world class: the cluster as an instrument of spatial governance in the European Union (2014)
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Toni Ahlqvist
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Engineering spatial fixes: relational spatial practices, strategic-topological approach and the construction of a Finnish science-technology district (2013)
Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
Ahlqvist Toni
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Potential governmentality and the state transformation in Finland (2013)
Geopolitics
Ahlqvist Toni
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Innovation policy roadmapping as a systemic instrument for forward-looking policy design (2012)
Science and Public Policy
Ahlqvist Toni, Valovirta Ville, Loikkanen Torsti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Systemic transformation, anticipatory culture, and knowledge spaces: constructing organisational capacities in roadmapping projects at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (2012)
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
Ahlqvist Toni, Halonen Minna, Eerola Annele, Kivisaari Sirkku, Kohl Johanna, Koivisto Raija, Myllyoja Jouko, Wessberg Nina
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Towards long-term foresight for transport: envisioning the Finnish transport system in 2100 (2012)
Foresight
Auvinen Heidi, Tuominen Anu, Ahlqvist Toni
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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