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Arts and Cities New Urban Research Sustainable Cities
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Integrated and Cohesive Cities Healthy Cities Future of Bristol
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New Cities Smart Cities
Arts and Cities New Urban Research Sustainable Cities
Integrated and Cohesive Cities Healthy Cities Future of Bristol

Digital Bristol Week

Find out more about Digital Bristol Week, a week of free workshops and training exploring the latest in digital media and technology.

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18 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

Bristol Programme

Journey to Justice

Find out about Journey to Justice's programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations across the city.

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18 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

New Cities for a New World

Marwa al-Sabouni, James Brooks, Gil Penalosa, Andrew Wallis

How do we create new cities for the world in which we now live? How do we ensure that cities treat our most vulnerable citizens well?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 9:00am - 10:30am Watershed

Workshop: Collaborating with Communities in Creating Their Own Spaces with the City

Jane Anderson, Allison Dutoit, Thomas Ermacora, Matthew Jones, Rachel Sara, Becca Thomas

What would an entirely co-created city look like? What role can universities play in supporting these kinds of activities? And who participates in participatory place-making?

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18 October 2017 9:00am - 10:20am Watershed

How Should Cities Deal with the Legacies of Guilt?

Amit Chaudhuri, Tim Cole, Madge Dresser, Vanessa Kisuule, David Olusoga

The panellists consider how cities can address their difficult pasts and how to ensure these debates and actions create better futures for all.

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18 October 2017 9:10am - 10:10am Watershed

Psychology and the City

Rhiannon Corcoran, Charles Landry, Chris Murray, Michael Sanders

Why is urban psychology is important? How can behavioural sciences help create better policy in places for the future?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 10:50am - 12:10pm Watershed

Future Cities Catapult: Urban Mobility

This session looks into ways of adopting a more user-driven approach in the transport sector and debates the potential convergence of business models in transport, ICT and urban development.

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18 October 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm Watershed

World Cities

Amit Chaudhuri, Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Owen Hatherley, Burhan Sönmez

What can we learn from cities worldwide? Leading researchers, novelists, city planners, writers and commentators each report on cities that they work in, know intimately, continue to praise and worry about.

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm Watershed

Smart Cities and Smart Citizens

Mara Balestrini, Léan Doody, Jarmo Eskelinen, Yu-Ih Hou, Stephen Hilton

How do we make sure that smart cities involve citizens? How do we create smart citizens as well as smart cities? And is the public sector ready to deliver on the smart city potential?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm Watershed

The Future of Metro Devolution

Tim Bowles, Alaina Harkness, Peter Kurz

What will the next round of devolution bring? Is the government still committed to further and wider devolution? And what will devolution do for cities in the metro areas?

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18 October 2017 1:10pm - 2:30pm Watershed

Future Cities Catapult: City Information Models

This session will explore how the concept of city information models can begin to tie together some of the disparate developments in technology, city planning and management.

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18 October 2017 1:30pm - 3:20pm Watershed

Good Work in the Future City

Kate Bell, James Bloodworth, Gavin Kelly, Anthony Painter

What is the future of work in cities? How can we create well-paid, secure work? And what can city leaders do to promote good work?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm Watershed

Future Architecture and Future Cities

Marwa al-Sabouni, Pam Alexander, Ben Derbyshire, Tom Dyckhoff, George Ferguson, Jaime Lerner

What's the best new thinking about the future of cities coming from architects, politicians and architectural commentators? What can we learn from recent experience in the UK, Brazil, Syria and elsewhere?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 3:10pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Will Driverless Cars Liberate Cities?

Peter Allchorne, Richard Blyth, Simon Cooper, Charlene Rohr, Jack Stilgoe

How might driverless cars revolutionise and humanise our streets?

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18 October 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Civil Society and the Future of Cities

Julia Unwin

What is the role of civil society in cities now and in the future? What is a civil society in cities? Julia Unwin explores the future needs and opportunities of civil society in cities.

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Divercities: What Makes Your Bristol?

Lucie Jacquemet, Laëtitia Manach, Eleanor Pender

From street art to statue, is there a creative or cultural landmark that symbolises your city? How can this be represented through existing digital content? How can this stimulate curiosity and enable discovery?

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18 October 2017 4:30pm - 5:50pm Watershed

Looking at Cities and Cityscapes, Art and Cinema

Mark Cousins, Andrew McMillan

Filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm Watershed

Radical Technologies and the Future of Cities

Adam Greenfield

What challenges do innovations present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? And what do they mean for the future of cities?

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18 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm Watershed

Delivering for Bristol: The Mayor’s Annual State of the City Address 2017

Marvin Rees, Miles Chambers, James Brooks, Carolyn Hassan, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun, Julia Unwin

In his 2016 lecture, Mayor Marvin Rees put forward his vision for Bristol. Now he turns to how he is delivering this vision and looks at future plans for the city.

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18 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm Wills Memorial Building

What Can We Learn from Cities of the Past?

Julian Baggini, Owen Hatherley, Rachel Hewitt, Angie Hobbs, Michael Scott

What lessons can we take from the great cities of the past that can help us today and into the future?

£9.00£6.50 View event
18 October 2017 7:40pm - 9:00pm Watershed

Digital Bristol Week

Find out more about Digital Bristol Week, a week of free workshops and training exploring the latest in digital media and technology.

FREE View event
19 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

Bristol Programme

Journey to Justice

Find out about Journey to Justice's programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations across the city.

FREE View event
19 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

Cities, Research, Urban Futures and the Political Response

Claire Craig, Mike Emmerich, Eleri Jones, Gavin Kelly, Nick Pearce

Research programmes have created a major evidence base and policy proposals about cities to 2050. What happens to this research? What might be done to improve the research/ policy-making process?

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19 October 2017 9:10am - 10:30am Watershed

Future Cities Catapult: Data Visualisation Workshop

This workshop for SMEs is an introduction to the tools, techniques and storytelling skills required to turn raw city data into striking visualisations that explore and address urban challenges.

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19 October 2017 9:30am - 11:30am Watershed

Making the City Playable: Who Can Play?

Stuart Nolan, Clare Reddington, Miguel Sicart, Erin Walsh

This session interrogates the current state of play and asks questions about how play is perceived, what it means for human behaviour and who playful interactions are designed for.

£100£50 View event
19 October 2017 10:00am - 11:00am Watershed

Using Research for City Futures: Keynotes

James Brooks, Rachel Cooper, Geoff Mulgan

How do we use research to provide practical solutions to city problems? What partnerships can be developed to secure the best results from research?

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19 October 2017 11:10am - 12:30pm Watershed

Making the City Playable: How We Play

Pascale Daigle, Inua Ellams, Daniel Hirschmann, Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Jen Stein

The panellists share some practical insights from their work and discuss the environmental and cultural concerns they must address in very different places.

£100£50 View event
19 October 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm Watershed

Urban Speculations: Imagining Alternatives to the Built Environment

Teresa Dillon, Luca Picardi

This special three-hour workshop looks at the lessons learned about the commercialistion of city spaces and the impact this has on the built environment.

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19 October 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm Watershed

Making the City Playable: Let’s Play

Sarah Brin, Michelle Browne, Louisa Davies, Luke Emery, Sarah Hiscock, Russel Hlongwane, Bruce Ikeda, Paula le Dieu, Leticia Lonzano, Anel Moldakhmetova, Karishma Rafferty, Kate Stewart, Ryan Swanson, Malaika Toyo

Making the City Playable delegates will meet the 15 city change makers from the new global talent development programme Creative Producers International and participate in a series of playful interventions across the city.

£100£50 View event
19 October 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm Watershed

Giving Power to the People: The Future of Devolution

Michael Heseltine, Ben Rogers

Lord Heseltine talks about his vision for cities for the future and Ben Rogers discusses the potential of a parliament of mayors.

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19 October 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm Watershed

Sustainable Development Goals and Cities: An International Perspective

Paula Lucci, Sergio Tobon, Ian Townsend, Kate Martin Bruintjes

The panel explores how the Sustainable Development Goals are being implemented by cities across the world and how cities at different levels of development are addressing shared challenges.

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19 October 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm Watershed

New Approaches to Urban Living

Rachel Cooper

This session brings together researchers, their partners and funders with the public to identify what has been learned about cities; identify strategies and programmes of work that will see cities transformed in the future; and identify where research is needed next.

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19 October 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Sustainability and the Future of Cities

Mya-Rose Craig, Caroline Lucas MP, George Monbiot, Papa Omotayo, Saskia Sassen

How do we create sustainable cities? How do we make sure that sustainability involves all? And how do we do this for all generations? Our panel explores what works well and what needs to be done.

£9.00£6.50 View event
19 October 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and US Cities in the Age of Trump

Andrew Moore, Nick Pearce

Andrew Moore and Nick Pearce discuss the current horizon for artificial intelligence, robotics and Big Data and the implications of technological change.

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19 October 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Making the City Playable: Where We Play

Claire Doherty, Clorinda Romo, Seiichi Saito, Olamide Udoma-Ejorh

This session examines the relationship between play and protest, and how those creating playful interventions are responding to an increasingly political environment in which public space feels increasingly contested.

£100£50 View event
19 October 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Keeping it Circular: The Opportunity of Locally-Focussed Money

James Berry, Simon Cooper, Dave Hunter, Jules Peck, Ed Rowberry, Sue Turner

What are the benefits of a locally-focussed financial ecology and what makes Bristol a centre for it all? The panel discuss the power of local money in creating a truly circular economy.

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19 October 2017 4:30pm - 5:40pm Watershed

The Challenge of Inclusive Transformation: Towards a Sustainable City

Asher Craig, Mya-Rose Craig, George Ferguson, Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, Caroline Lucas MP, Zakiya McKenzie, Rich Pancost, Wolfgang Teubner, Ian Townsend, Sarah Toy

In this workshop the vital role of inclusion in bringing about the transition to a sustainable city is explored. How do we build trust and achieve inclusivity? And how do we do so in a way that helps us become more radical and transformative?

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19 October 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm Hamilton House

Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in an Age of Crisis

George Monbiot

George Monbiot explains how communities can be rebuilt, how economies can be recharged and how politics can once more inspire and thrill.

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19 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm At-Bristol

Immigration and Future Cities

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Julian Baggini, John Harris, Sunder Katwala

How might immigration change after Brexit? What are the risks or opportunities? Can a common ground be found or will there be further polarisation?

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19 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm Watershed

Rebuilding Syria’s Cities for All

Marwa al-Sabouni, Molly Crabapple

Marwa al-Sabouni and Molly Crabapple explore the role architecture and the built environment play in whether a community crumbles or comes together.

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19 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm Arnolfini

What is the Value of Design to the City?

Jon Dovey, Merle Hall, Mike Harvey, Ellen Hughes, Glenn Parry, Nat Roberton, Anita Taylor

The panel discuss why the Bristol and Bath region is a strong centre for design. Who are the designers who live and work in the two cities?

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19 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm Arnolfini

Building the Good Cities of the Future

Andrew Adonis, Francesca Bria, Ricky Burdett, Bradley Garrett, Martin Green, Saskia Sassen

What do we need to do to build the good cities of the future? What kind of infrastructure do we need to put in place? How do we bridge the gaps between the superstar cities and the rest?

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19 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:15pm At-Bristol

If Women Built Cities

Sian Norris, Finn Mackay, Sabrina Mahfouz, Catalina Turcu

Leading writers, architects, campaigners and researchers debate the challenges facing women living in cities and explore how cities could be made better for all in the future.

£9.00£6.50 View event
19 October 2017 7:40pm - 9:00pm Watershed

Last Tango In Berlin

Ute Lemper

World-renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the UK stage performing her celebrated show Last Tango in Berlin – The Best of Ute.

£30.00£25.00 View event
19 October 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm St George's Bristol

Digital Bristol Week

Find out more about Digital Bristol Week, a week of free workshops and training exploring the latest in digital media and technology.

FREE View event
20 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

Building a Healthy City

Joy Carey, Mark Drane, Elaine Flint, David Relph, Simon Roberts, Ellie Shipman, Robert Woolley

What are the existing programmes for change to make Bristol a healthy city and how effective are they?

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20 October 2017 9:00am - 10:15am Watershed

Bristol Programme

Journey to Justice

Find out about Journey to Justice's programme of exciting and innovative exhibitions, arts events, public debates, historic walking tours, training programmes, practical workshops and installations across the city.

FREE View event
20 October 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm Various venues

National Conversation on Immigration Workshop

Jill Rutter

What does Bristol think about immigration, past, currently and for the future? Discuss and debate attitudes to immigration and what might change about Bristol if there were changes to immigration policy.

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20 October 2017 9:15am - 10:30am Watershed

Social Mobility, Immobility and the Future of Cities

Torsten Bell, Anna Dixon, Paul Gregg, Marvin Rees, Kit de Waal

Cities have traditionally been the beating heart of the change, dynamism and social mixing that genuine social mobility requires. But is that still the case?

£9.00£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 9:30am - 10:30am Watershed

Brave, Poor (and Invisible): Gatekeepers of Past and Future Cities

Praminda Caleb-Solly, Esther Fox, Sue Moffat, Openstorytellers, Grace Swordy

This special all-day event brings together academics and community partners to expose and explore the often absent voices of disabled people in our collective history as well as our future planning.

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20 October 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm M Shed

What If? Reimagining the Role of Cultural Institutions as Agencies of Change in Cities

Andrew Barnett, Claire Doherty, Patrick Fox, David Jubb, Sally Tallant, Evie Manning

This session brings together cultural leaders, artists and producers who are testing out new ways of programming, collaborating and effecting change in their cities.

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20 October 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm Arnolfini

Walk: How Technology Shapes Cities: Past, Present and Future

Peter Madden

Peter Madden describes Bristol’s history and suggests how we can plan effectively for the future.

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20 October 2017 10:00am - 11:30am Watershed

Future Cities Catapult: Healthy Cities

How do we cope with health concerns over the rapid expansion of urban living? Is technology the solution or the root cause?

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20 October 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm Watershed

We Can Make: Affordable Citizen-Led Housing

Paul Chatterton, Owen Hatherley, Melissa Mean, Jess Steele, Craig White

How do we build affordable housing that has citizens at the centre throughout the process? This session provides an introduction to We Can Make, a live R&D programme that explores ways in which citizens can have a greater role in making new homes.

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20 October 2017 10:50am - 11:50am Watershed

Building Integrated and Inclusive Cities

Charlotte Alldritt, Ellie Cosgrave, Farah Elahi, Margaret Heffernan, Immy Kaur

The panel addresses how future cities can avoid the problems of past growth and become places for all.

£9.00£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 11:00am - 12:20pm Watershed

Race, Gender and the Future of Cities

Sado Jirde, Madhu Krishnan, Sumita Mukherjee, Aisha Rana-Deshmukh, Nicole Truesdell

Women of colour have often been at the forefront of movements to create more humane and integrated policies and places. What can historic and global movements for change teach us about the future of cities?

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20 October 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm Watershed

People, Healthy Towns and Cities

Simon Stevens, Pritpal Tamber

How do we make cities and towns healthier places to be? How do we encourage citizens to become healthier? And what is the role of the NHS in helping create future and better cities and towns?

£9.00£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm Watershed

Bristol: One City – Shaping the Future

Marvin Rees, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun

Share your vision for the city and shape Bristol’s future on topics such as health and well-being, education and skills, growth, communities and transport and infrastructure.

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20 October 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm Watershed

Walk: The City Garden Re-Imagined

This guided walk of Knowle West includes beautiful vistas, chats with local people and a tour of the first prototype citizen-led home.

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20 October 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm Knowle West Media Centre

How Do We Create Child-Friendly Cities?

Allison Dutoit, Alice Ferguson, Tim Gill, Amy Harrison, Gil Penalosa, Ingrid Skeels, Sam Williams, Room 13 Hareclive

What is a child-friendly city? How does this link to other city visions for healthy, green, resilient, connected and fair places? And what policy changes need to be achieved to make cities truly child-friendly?

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20 October 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Alaina Harkness, Nathan Storring

Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, as urbanisation moves to the front of the current global agenda.

£9£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Bristol: One City – Shaping the Future

Marvin Rees, Jack Payne, Eve Szczelkun

Share your vision for the city and shape Bristol’s future on topics such as health and well-being, education and skills, growth, communities and transport and infrastructure.

FREE View event
20 October 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm Watershed

Brexit and the Future of Cities

Anna Lisa Boni, Andrew Carter, Matthew Goodwin, Margaret Heffernan, Anand Menon

Nearly fifty-two percent of people in the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum of 2016. However, most major cities voted to remain. What caused this split between major cities and the rest of the country?

£9.00£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm Watershed

Are You Still Watching? Monitoring the City

Teresa Dillon

Reflecting on the history of environmental and CCTV monitoring, this inaugural lecture marks the appointment of artist and researcher Teresa Dillon as Professor of City Futures at UWE.

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20 October 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm Arnolfini

#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack Launch and Debate

Asher Craig, Maya Goodfellow, Afua Hirsch, Sado Jirde, Omar Khan, David Olusoga

Following a screening of the new film #ThereIsBlackInTheUnionJack, the panel will explore issues of identity, inclusion and belonging in future cities.

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20 October 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm Watershed