The city of the future will look very different to one we live and work in today. To find out what the next generation wants to see from their city spaces we launched a Future Cities campaign earlier this year, encouraging the next generation to use creative thinking to imagine the city of 2050 and the key areas for development that would be needed in the built environment to achieve this vision.
Tackling this challenge, the discussion took to the main stage at The London Real Estate Forum hosted at the Barbican Centre, where a panel of future leaders from across the built environment used blue-sky thinking to test future city scenarios free of existing limitations. G&T's Simon Thornton took part in the panel discussion and outlined the group's vision afterwards:
The ideal future city will be the best physically and digitally connected city on the planet. It will have increased infrastructure for public transport utilising active and electric (as well as other clean fuels) transport, including world-class amenities and places to help everyone use and enjoy it equally.
A collection of polycentric cities – this future will prioritise a human-led economy. It will offer equitable housing and living conditions with ample green space. The community will be well educated on how to live, work and play in it sustainably, alongside other core societal issues.
The ideal future city will be the best physically and digitally connected city on the planet.