Festival of the Future City - UoB tickets

17 November 2015, 9.00 AM - 18 November 2015, 5.00 PM


The Festival of the Future City is a new initiative from Bristol Festival of Ideas. Taking place in November, it brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers, commentators, writers, city planners, artists and more. As a partner in the Festival of Idea, the University of Bristol is able to offer free places to selected events for students and staff. The free events and booking details are below. There are many more events. Check the full programme here: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/seasons/festival-future-city/.

Festival of Ideas events are always popular so please book soon to guarantee a place.

Please note these tickets are for University of Bristol staff and students only.

New Thinking about Cities (1)

Wed 18 November 2015, 9:00-10:30, Watershed

With Cristiana Fragola on resilience; Eva Gladek on systems thinking and sustainability; Richard Sennett on a new Charter of Athens; Brent Toderian on liveable cities; Charlie Catlett on cities and the Array of Things; and Mark Walport on the Foresight Future of Cities work.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-new-thinking-about-cities-1-uob-ticket-tickets-19190164298

The Future of World Cities (1)

Wed 18 November 2015, 11:00-12:00, Watershed

Tim Moonen outlines the opportunities, problems and challenges facing world cities; Susan Parnell looks specifically at Africa; Olamide Udoma at Lagos; and Gary Younge (US correspondent of the Guardian for 12 years) talks about the American experience.

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Promoting and Developing Nature in Cities

Wed 18 November 2015, 11:45-13:00, Watershed

David Goode, Mathew Frith and Georgia Stokes discuss the protection and promotion of wildlife in cities, and how conflicts of interest can be overcome. Chaired by Jane Memmott.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-promoting-and-developing-nature-in-cities-uob-ticket-tickets-19190242532

Michael Marmot: The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World

Wed 18 November 2015, 12:30-13:30, Watershed

There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. Michael Marmot explores compelling new evidence from around the world that has the potential to radically change the way we think about health, and indeed society.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-michael-marmot-uob-ticket-tickets-19190285661

Jerry Kaplan: What is the Future of Life and Work in an Age of Artificial Intelligence?

Wed 18 November 2015, 12:30-13:30, Watershed

Futurist Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems. He warns the transition to the new age may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labour markets and income inequality. 

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The Future of British Cities

Wed 18 November 2015, 14:00-15:00, Watershed

Some British cities have transformed themselves over the past decade. But how do cities compare? Journalists John Harris and Rowan Moore examine Bristol, Bradford and London, among others, and consider how cities can develop for all in the future.

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City Thinkers of the Past and Now (1)

Wed 18 November 2015, 14:00-15:00, Watershed

The future of cities and places was a prime subject for debate amongst the Left in the 1920s and 1930s and there is much to learn from the thoughts and experience of city thinkers and builders of the time. Stuart Jeffries talks about Walter Benjamin, and Owen Hatherley examines the Viennese and Russian experience.

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City Thinkers of the Past and Now (2)

Wed 18 November 2015, 15:30-17:00, Watershed

Architect Miriam Fitzpatrick examines the life and work of William H Whyte; author Gillian Darley talks about Jane Jacobs; and Jonathan Meades and Owen Hatherley look at Ian Nairn, his TV work, writings and more. They all debate what these writers mean for cities today. 

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Social Mobility in Future Cities

Wed 18 November 2015, 15:30-17:00, Watershed

There are fears that inequality in cities is growing, upward mobility is stagnating and cities are becoming places for the wealthy. Gavin Kelly, of the Resolution Trust, joins Marvin Rees, director, amongst others, of a leadership programme encouraging social mobility in Bristol, and Lynsey Hanley, commentator and author of Estates: An Intimate History to discuss the issues.

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New Thinking about Cities (2)

Thu 19 November 2015, 9:00-10:30, Watershed

With Irena Bauman on resilience in neighbourhoods; place-hacker Bradley Garrett on opposing the privatisation of public space; Caroline Haynes on Magnet Cities; Charles Landry on ambitious cities; Mike Rawlinson on legible cities; and Melissa Sterry on bionic cities.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-new-thinking-about-cities-2-uob-ticket-tickets-19190400003

The Future of World Cities (2)

Thu 19 November 2015, 12:30-15:00, Watershed

With The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP on the government’s vision for cities; Elif Shafak on Istanbul; Rana Dasgupta on Delhi; Mathieu Lefevre on Middle Eastern cities; Gabriella Goméz-Mont on Mexico; and Justin McGuirk on Latin American cities.

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Designing Future Cities

Thu 19 November 2015, 14:00-15:00, Watershed

What are the design needs of future cities? Claire Mookerjee, designer, urbanist and Project Lead for Urbanism for Future Cities Catapult, looks at people-centred urbanism. Mark Miodownik, Director of the Institute of Making at University College London and author of Stuff Matters, looks at the future material needs of urban areas.

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Immigration and Future Cities (1): The Pressures of Change: How Can Cities Make it Work?

Thu 19 November 2015, 11.00-12.00, Watershed, Bristol

What are the challenges facing cities when it comes to immigration? What kind of numbers of new immigrants are we likely to see in cities in the future? What impact will this have on identity, belonging and citizenship? This panel looks at the challenges cities face and how to make change work. Steve Hanson (author of the Foresight Future of Cities paper on identity and belonging) joins Rachel Sylvester (Times), Abdullahi Farah (Bristol Somali Resource Centre) and Ted Cantle (Institute of Community Cohesion). Chaired by Sunder Katwala (British Future).

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-immigration-and-future-cities-1-uob-ticket-tickets-19249777603

Immigration and Future Cities (2): Is Cosmopolitan Confidence Part of the Problem?

Thu 19 November 2015, 12.30-13.30, Watershed, Bristol

This second session on immigration examines the pressure of change on cities and their surrounding areas. Cities generally are comfortable with immigration, it’s said. But is this true? If there is less confidence outside the city, could this pose problems for city-regions? Could making the positive case for diversity in cities build greater confidence elsewhere – or might that backfire by generating a backlash against the cosmopolitan worldview from those who feel less secure about change? Jeremy Cliffe (Economist) and Sunder Katwala discuss with John Harris (Guardian), Hibaq Jama and others.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-future-city-immigration-and-future-cities-2-uob-ticket-tickets-19249789639

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