Our biennial Festival of the Future City has taken place in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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.

Audio Archive/

Brochures and Publications Archive/

foi brochure Festival of the Future City 2019 Cover
Brochure 2019 / 4 MB
FotFC brochure cover 2017
Brochure 2017 / 4 MB
Festival of the Future City 2017 book cover
Book of Essays 2017 / 6 MB
FOI Brochure Festival of Future City 2015 Cover
Brochure 2015 / 5 MB
FotFC Book Cover Essays 2015
Book of Essays 2015 / 13 MB

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