Making big plans for cities for all.

Our third Festival of the Future City takes place in Bristol 16-18 October 2019. Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – 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.

Join us to explore the key issues and solutions for our cities, including: big city thinking; the fourth industrial revolution; populism and dealing with the results of populism; Brexit; radical cities (including a look at the 100th anniversaries of Red Vienna, Weimar and the Bauhaus); German cities 30 years since the wall came down; creating nature-rich cities; economics and productivity; how cities are dealing with legacies of slavery, civil war and the Holocaust; and faith organisations and city futures.

Future City illustration

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Previous Festivals

Find out more about the 2015 and 2017 festivals here.

Will Self at Festival of the Future City 2015

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Top image by Jack Goddard; image of guided walk by @JonCraig_photos