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.


Sunset at Utrecht Central Station, the Netherlands
11 March 2019
From July 8th to July 12th Urban Futures Studio hosts the Futuring for Sustainability Summerschool. Apply before June 1th 2019.
4 February 2019
Report and video registration of the Pathways to Sustainability conference 2019 with memorable keynotes by Diederik Samsom and Harvard Prof Sheila Jasanoff.
Zonnepanelen op een dak
19 November 2018
Jesse Hoffman: ‘The transition to sustainability is fraught with risks. The world could suffer from many negative consequences, both large and small.’

Upcoming Events

29 May 2019 15:30 - 17:15
Urban Futures Studio organises the second edition of Teaching with Society, an interactive panel discussion on 29 May 2019
8 - 12
8 July 2019 09:00 - 12 July 2019 18:00
Pathways to Sustainability and Urban Futures Studio organise the 'Futuring for Sustainability' Summer School from 8 to 12 July 2019 in Utrecht