Research and analysis

Future of cities: the cultural dimension

Report looking at the future cultural dimension of cities.


Cities: the cultural dimension


The aim of this paper is to set out the possible future cultural dimension of cities. It reviews the past 50 years, identifies the factors that are likely to influence the future and develops 6 future scenarios:

  • the tourist-experience city
  • the homeland city
  • the campus city
  • the business lounge city
  • the omnivore city
  • the edge city

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

Published 23 October 2014