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Festival of the Future City

The festival aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities.

The fourth Festival of the Future City takes place 20-21 October 2021. 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.

Festival themes in 2021 include: social justice; COP26 and inclusive and sustainable cities; urban and planetary health; cities and regions after the pandemic; film and cities; culture and cities; digital futures and cities; mayoral powers and future devolution; democracy and freedom of expression; levelling up; and the future of city and town centres.

Events will be held in-person and online. Most events will be on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 October, but activity will also take place around those dates. 


Find out more here

Wednesday 20 October 2021