Future of Cities - 2016 Programme

Friday 20th May 2016

Given the urbanisation macro trend, the growing importance of cities over countries and the challenges of developing livable, sustainable urban environments, we are looking at this topic in more depth.

Future of Cities - 2016 Programme

Building on many of last year’s insights, we are very pleased to announce that we are undertaking a deeper exploration on the topic of the Future of Cities. Last year, as part of the core Future Agenda programme, we held several events on how cities may change over the next decade in Christchurch, Delhi and Dubai. Building on an initial perspective by Harry Rich, CEO of the RIBA, these produced a number of new insights that have since been incorporated into a number of perspectives including this talk on Smart Cities vs. Smarter Citizens.

Given the urbanization macro trend, the growing importance of cities over countries and the challenges of developing livable, sustainable urban environments, we are now looking at this topic in more depth. We have five major events scheduled to take place around the world between now and November. Kicking off with an event in Beruit In June, we will follow on with other workshops in key cities including Singapore in July and Ecuador in November, with London and Dubai following. 

This is the first of several deeper discussions taking place over the next year or so. Between the 2015 and 2020 Future Agenda large-scale global projects, these will explore and share specific views on the next decade and help to build an ongoing view of emerging shifts and their implications. As with all Future Agenda discussions, these are being kindly supported by a number of local hosts and partners. For the 2016 Future of Cities Programme, we are very pleased to be cooperating with a number of hosts including MEU (Beirut), Haworth (Singapore) and UEES (Ecuador).

Recent News

Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Wed 11th Jul 2018

Very pleased that we will be running another major global open foresight programme in Q4 of this year focused on the emerging AV landscape. #autonomousvehicles #cities #AVs #automation #EV #mobility #transportation

Trusted Conversational Commerce

Mon 9th Jul 2018

From Alexa and Siri to the use of chatbots as part of customer service, conversational commerce is already present for many in our everyday lives.

The Electrification of Transport

Sun 8th Jul 2018

The transition to #EV is underway and many organisations are getting involved. But what are the key issues for those looking to invest?

Future Health / Life Insurance Innovation

Sun 1st Jul 2018

As digital transformation continues apace, the health and life insurance sectors are two that face periods of major transition.

Future Value of Data – Interim Summary

Tue 26th Jun 2018

After completing the first ten events in the future value of data programme, several important themes are already emerging – including ethics, ownership, literacy, security, sovereignty, marketplaces, capital, liability, taxation and government impact.

Search Future Agenda insights by typing…

Close Search