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Festival of the Future City Launch Event: Future Cities for All

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Festival of the Future City Launch Event: Future Cities for All
Tue 17 November 2015, 18.30-20.30
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol
Free, but booking required


The future is urban. By 2050 70 per cent of the population will live in cities and towns. But how do we make cities liveable places that offer education, security, housing, work, a sense of place and a happy and fulfilling experience for all? How can we make cities more than just places for the wealthy? What makes an ideal city? This debate – which launches the 2015 Festival of the Future City – brings together academics, artists and writers to discuss what city living and working should be. Introduced by Alan Wilson and starting with a lecture by Mark Walport looking at the findings of the Foresight Future of Cities programme, it is followed by a panel – one of the ‘The Way We Live Now’ national debates marking ten years of the AHRC – with Lauren Elkin (Flâneuse: The (Feminine) Art of Walking in Cities), Gabriella Gómez-Mont (Mexico City Lab), writer Olivia Laing (author of the forthcoming The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone), Richard Sennett (LSE), and Brent Toderian (former Vancouver city planner and now advisor to cities around the world.


In association with Arts and Humanities Research Council, Bristol 2015, Bristol City Council, Cabot Institute,  the Foresight Programme, Bristol City Council, Univeristy of Bristol and University of the West of England.

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Great Hall
Wills Memorial Building
University of Bristol
BS8 1RJ Queen's Road
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

BCDP facilitates, leads, promotes and manages cultural activity in Bristol and the West of England including the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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