The Future of Urban Living consultation has been organised and is being hosted by Future iQ® and St George’s House, Windsor Castle
Approximately 25 international experts from 10 countries, across 4 continents will take part in the consultation. The consultation is by invitation only.
The consultation will bring together global experts from key areas such as climate change, energy, food, agriculture, urban planning, architecture, transportation, sociology and work. These individuals will bring recognised expertise to the discussion but, equally importantly, a clear sense of the relationship between their expertise and the future of urban living.
The consultation will take the form of a practical scenario driven and foresight orientated process. The key features of the consultation will include a deep exploration into future trends and emergent issues. Key drivers will be identified, clustered and ranked in order to develop plausible scenarios for the future of urban living in 2050. The scenarios will be tested with regards to shocks, opportunities and unexpected events. Plausibility mapping will further test the scenarios.
This process will help participants understand and assimilate the complex and interrelated forces that are combining to shape the future of urban living in 2050. The scenario development throughout the consultation will enable the production of four plausible scenarios of the future of urban living.
The results from the consultation will form The Future of Urban Living foresight paper, which will be published by Future iQ®. It is expected that this publication will contribute to the larger public dialogue about the Future of Urban Living.