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Festival of the Future City

Festival of the Future City
Festival of the Future City promotional image 2019

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The biennial Festival of the Future City was launched in 2015.

The festival aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities. It brings together politicians, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, filmmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders and more.

Among the key issues and solutions for our cities that have been explored are: big city thinking; populism and dealing with the results of populism; radical cities (including a look at the 100th anniversaries of Red Vienna, Weimar and the Bauhaus); creating nature-rich cities; economics and productivity; how cities are dealing with legacies of guilt; faith organisations and city futures; solving inequality and segregation; building healthy cities and places; fostering sustainable cities; and devolved powers for cities in the future.

Our fourth Festival of the Future City will take place in 2021. Look out for future announcements.

Promotional image for the 2019 festival created by Miles Tewson.

Festival of the Future City Archive

Below are links to downloads of past Festival of the Future City brochures (PDFs). Playlists of audio recordings of most of the past sessions are available on SoundCloud: 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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