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 aimed to investigate an urgent question:
“Why is it so difficult to imagine new, positive urban futures?”
We are convinced that this is now a crucial question. To arrive at non-linear transitions that will create radically different — read: more sustainable, liveable, equitable, innovative — urban environments, we need to overcome our crisis of the imagination.