How do we make the cities that we really want to live in?
The future of cities is fraught with challenges, but full of possibility.

Our third Festival of the Future City takes place 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 for our cities, including: the future of council housing; the impact of the Bauhaus; democracy and devolution; and how we can create nature-rich cities.

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