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.


7 September 2018
Having led the Faculty of Geosciences for over eight years, Piet Hoekstra intends to step down as dean from 1 March 2019.
18 May 2018
Engineers should not only be studying the climate, they also have a duty to work with sociologists in identifying ways to implement their recommendations
14 May 2018
The EU is sitting on a gold mine with the Urban Agenda, but policymakers can make better use of the new initiative by focusing more on experimentation.
The Urban Futures Studio - Who We Are