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; we conduct empirical research on existing practices, but also help to initiate experiments. We are convinced that new thinking starts in ‘crossovers’ between distinct disciplines, and in coalitions of new and old agents of change.

 

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The Urban Futures Studio - Who We Are

News

13 April 2017
On March 27 2017, Maarten Hajer delivered the Dies Natalis lecture. The full text of this lecture is now available on the website of the Urban Futures Studio.
13 April 2017
The full-text of Maarten Hajer's inaugural lecture as Professor of Urban Futures is now available online on the Urban Futures Studio website.
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23 March 2017
The best proposals have been selected, varying from cows as milk machines to a dystopian story about the last dwellers of a city destroyed by climate change.
13 January 2017
The Urban Futures Studio presents the Post-Fossil City Contest for inspiring design proposals to imagine a city that is no longer reliant on fossil fuels.
31 October 2016
With amongst others fascinating keynote speakers and impressive posters we can look back on a successful Sustainability Conference 2016 with pride.
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