In March 2017, the Urban Futures Studio hosted Imagining Urban Futures. A two-day academic festival during which academics and practitioners from a range of fields and disciplines discussed the future of our urban environments.
The festival investigated an urgent question:
“Why is it so difficult to imagine new, positive urban futures?”
We are convinced of this question's cruciality. We need to overcome our crisis of imagination, if we want to arrive at non-linear transitions that will create radically different — read: more sustainable, liveable, equitable, innovative — urban environments.