Research and analysis

Future of cities: urban form and infrastructure

Report analysing urban form and infrastructure in the UK, and looking forward at possible urban forms over the next 50 years.



This paper looks at the size, density and layout of cities in the UK and the infrastructure that supports them. The report is in 2 parts:

  • an analysis of current urban form and infrastructure in the UK, looking at the relationship between them and summarising the pros and cons of the trends that have developed
  • an analysis of possible future options for the development of existing places and new developments

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

Published 26 June 2014