Festival of the Future City: Launch Event

Where: Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

When: 17 November 2015 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The future is urban. By 2050, 70% 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 (author of the forthcoming Flâneuse: The (Feminine) Art of Walking in Cities), Gabriella Gómez-Mont (Mexico City Lab), writer Olivia Laing (author of the forthcomingThe 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.

Book here: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/festival-of-the-future-city-launch-event/

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: | 16-10-2015