A Vision for California’s Future
The California 100 Initiative engaged a diverse set of Californians directly to create a vision for our state’s future that is innovative, sustainable, and equitable for all. We worked to strengthen California’s ability to collectively solve problems and shape our long-term future for the next generation.
Our work was organized around 15 policy domains and driven by interrelated stages of work: research, policy innovation and engagement, advanced technology, and youth. This work was led by an expert and intergenerational commission.
Through original research, policy demonstration projects, youth convenings, strategic partnerships, a statewide deliberative poll and more, California 100 sought to move California towards an aspirational vision–changing policies and practices, attitudes and mindsets, to catalyze a more vibrant future.
California 100 was incubated at the University of California and Stanford University.
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research & Innovation
Our work was organized around 15 policy domains and driven by interrelated stages of work: research, poliicy innovation and engagement, advanced technology, and youth. This work was led by an expert and intergenerational commission.
California 100’s Research Team worked with top research talent across the state focusing on examining facts, origins, trends—and future scenarios—in 15 different policy domains for the future of California. Below, you will find each report as they were made available.
California 100 sought to make strategic foresight more accessible and useful for a variety of organizations, and for everyday people. To accomplish these goals, we built toolkits to help decision makers, public policy programs, and K-12 educators.
Californians have an incredible capacity for innovation, and there are countless sources for new and exciting ideas that can advance the state in the coming century. In this spirit, California 100 partnered with the Possibility Lab at the University of California to support demonstration projects at both the state and local level. These projects focused on designing and rigorously testing big ideas that have the potential to advance California, but have not yet been attempted or accomplished at scale.
Young Californians have played an essential role in enacting meaningful change and prioritizing intergenerational collaboration in this state from the very beginning. Throughout the initiative, California 100 partnered with more than 1,000 youth leaders, activists and organizers to dream big, envision and inspire a more vibrant future for our next century.
The California Considers Deliberative Poll®engaged a representative sample of 719 Californians in early 2023 to deliberate policy ideas on the future of the state of California across 56 diverse policy proposals.
vision & roadmap
The California We Seek reflects the collective views, hopes, and commitments of the California 100 Commission, and builds on a mountain of work that is unprecedented in its scale and scope with respect to envisioning and building better long-term futures.
How it Started
What We Accomplished
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We are passionate about making strategic foresight more accessible and useful for a variety of organizations, and everyday people. To accomplish these goals, we are built a set of toolkits to help decision makers, public policy programs, and K-12 educators.
The California 100 Commission draws on an extraordinary group of leaders who reflect diversity by region and industry, and the perspectives of communities who have been historically marginalized or excluded.
The California 100 Advisory Council is comprised of leaders and innovators committed to building a more equitable and inclusive future for all Californians.
The California 100 Futures Fellows program brings together 46 passionate student leaders and creative campus activists to rethink existing systems, radically redesign our institutions, and imagine a future that works for the next generation.
Meet the California100 Team