The Urban Futures Studio is devoted to the study of positive urban futures and of ways to get there. We investigate what we call ‘Techniques of Futuring’. We are a transdisciplinary institute that conducts empirical research on existing practices and helps to initiate experiments. We believe that new thinking starts in ‘crossovers’ between distinct disciplines and coalitions of new and old agents of change.

  • Events

    • LERU Doctoral Summer School 2022: the University of the Future

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      Each year, LERU organises a summer school for its PhD students. This annual event aims to provide doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training.
    • Public event: the future of the university

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      Who gets to decide how we shape the future? And who decides what to know and how? These questions will be the central theme of a public event on Tuesday 5 July in the Academiegebouw of Utrecht University.
    • Het goede leven in een post-fossiele toekomst

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      Op 6 juni organiseert Urban Futures Studio een interactieve bijeenkomst over 'het goede leven in een post-fossiele toekomst' voor onderzoekers, beleidsmakers en studenten.
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  • News

    • Een planologie van de lange termijn

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      Op 16 maart presenteerde Universitair Docent Peter Pelzer zijn nieuwe essay 'Verantwoordelijk voor de Toekomst' over de zoektocht naar een planologie van de lange termijn.
    • Imagining low-carbon futures

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      On 7 March 2022 starts a new art-science collaboration between the Urban Futures Studio and designers Julien Thomas and Ekaterina Volkova.
    • Widespread support for ambitious climate policy if four conditions are met

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      10.000 citizend were asked to give advice on government on climate policy. On June 17th the final report was handed over to the president of the Negotiations on the Dutch Climate Agreement.
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