Overview of Consultation Programme

Consultation Design

The consultation programme has been designed with several principles in mind:

  • Maximize collaborative working time. The consultation has been designed to maximize the time for participants to work closely with each other in small group discussions. This will facilitate optimal information exchange and network experience.
  • Harnessing Collective Insight. The participants are experts in each of the topic areas. The design of the programme has aimed to harness the collective intelligence and experience of the participants in order to produce new insights and perspectives about the future of urban living.

Organisation of Consultation

In designing the Consultation, the aim has been to:

  • Bring together 20 – 25 invited global experts. The consultation guests are from key areas such as climate change, energy, food, agriculture, urban planning, architecture, transportation, sociology and work. These individuals bring recognised expertise to the discussion but, equally importantly, a clear sense of the relationship between their expertise and the future of urban living.
  • Create a practical scenario driven and foresight orientated process. The key features of the consultation include an exploration into future trends and emergent issues. The consultation will develop plausible scenarios for the future of urban living in 2050. Plausibility mapping will further test the scenarios. The scenarios will be tested with regards to shocks, opportunities and unexpected events.
  • Understand the complexity of the topic. This consultation process will outline 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, exploring the future of urban living.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcomes include:

  • Foresight Report. The results from the consultation will inform a ‘Future of Urban Living’ foresight paper, which will be published by Future iQ. It is our expectation that this publication will contribute to the larger public dialogue about the Future of Urban Living.
  • Future Roadmap for Cities. It is intended the outcomes of the scenario analysis will allow cities to consider their current status and trajectory, and use the Foresight Report to help define their own roadmap to the future.

The outcomes are ambitious. The topic is important. The process is collaborative.

More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Future of Urban Living consultation, please contact:

Celine Beurle, C.O.O.
Future iQ®
Phone: +353 88 354 0220