Research and analysis

Future of cities: living in the city

Report looking at how urban living may change over the next 50 years.

Documents

Living in the city (WP2)

Details

This paper considers what life in cities has been like up to now, and looks forward to what it could be like in 2065. It sets out 4 possible future scenarios, focusing on the impact each would have on life in the city:

This working paper was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Scenarios

Vision of a high-tech city (Source: LIVING IN THE CITY, GO-Science 2014, John Urry, Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrio, Serena Pollasti
Vision of a digital city (Source: LIVING IN THE CITY, GO-Science 2014, John Urry, Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrio, Serena Pollasti)
Vision of a liveable city (Source: LIVING IN THE CITY, GO-Science 2014, John Urry, Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrio, Serena Pollasti)
Vision of a fortress city (Source: LIVING IN THE CITY, GO-Science 2014, John Urry, Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrio, Serena Pollasti)
Published 26 June 2014