Cities are engines for innovation and growth. People in cities tend to be more productive, wealthier, better educated, and more likely to start a new business. Cities also make better use of resources.

But with populations rising, how do we plan, design and manage cities that can cope with things like pressures on resources and increased waste, while meeting carbon and climate challenges?

The Future Cities Special Interest Group is exploring the challenges and opportunities around shaping the urban environment for future generations in cities.

New and noteworthy

Title Author Create Date
Future City Project Map Craig Cook 12/06/13
Learning from US Future Cities – Mission Update Alison Nicholl 11/02/14
How do you think the built environment impacts our wellbeing? Olivia Greenstreet 23/01/14

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Upcoming events

Tue 16 Jun 2015

BIM 2015 Conference

All Day

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a developing technology that is revolutionising...

From Built Environment

Mon 02 Dec 2013

Satellite Applications Catapult UK Roadshows - 5 Locations

All Day

The Satellite Applications Catapult is hosting a UK roadshow in December 2013 with the aim of...

From Future Cities

Thu 05 Sep 2013

Solving Business Problems with Environmental Data - Competition Workshops

Sep 05 / 10:00 until Sep 18 / 16:00

The Technology Strategy Board and NERC have allocated up to £3million to invest in a number of...

From Future Cities

Mon 09 Sep 2013

2013 Asia Pacific Cities Summit

All Day

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) has been held successfully over the past 17 years. The APCS...

From Future Cities

Tue 25 Feb 2014

2014 Materials Research Exchange

09:30 until 16:30

The 2014 Materials Research Exchange is a free event that will showcase outstanding materials...

From Built Environment

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A little about Future Cities

The Future Cities Group is part of the Urban Living group