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Future Cities Annual Conference

The second annual Cambridge Future Cities Conference will be on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at Jesus College. Further details will be released shortly on this page

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Future Cities

2016 saw the first of a series of  'Future Cities' annual international, interdisciplinary conferences in Cambridge and The date for the second annual Cambridge Future Cities Conference will be Tuesday 18th July 2017 at Jesus College.  Further details will be released shortly on this page

The world’s growing population is rapidly urbanising and even in the developed world we are facing a number of challenges in how to make our cities efficient, resilient, adaptable and affordable. Key decisions need to be made around the shape and density of cities, how technology is used and how we live together in cities.  These issues will be critical to the success of cities and real estate investments within them.

The Cambridge Future Cities Conferences aim to bring together academic experts, investors, developers, researchers and policy decision makers to discuss how we can best design, develop, govern and thrive in cities and explore the challenges and opportunities presented in developing sustainable cities for the future.  Each conference will have a topical focus, for 2016 the focus was on high-rise living and density.  The conference programmes are also designed to allow ample opportunity for questions and informal discussion.


Conference themes, Keynote speaker and presenters for 2017 will be posted here.


The conference includes short presentations by prizewinning PhD students on their latest research into how future cities may be designed, operated and lived within to meet social, economic and environmental aims. These up and coming researchers will also be available to talk face to face with delegates about their research.


 Who should attend:

The conferences are by invitation and bring together an expert community of academics, researchers, practitioners, decision makers, real estate developers, investors and policymakers from the urban sphere.

In doing so, this provides an opportunity to build networks between researchers across generations and institutions and facilitate collaborative working.

The conferences also provide the unique opportunities for creative, innovative investors and developers to meet with academics and researchers to find out about the latest research and developments  and how these impact on strategy, challenges and key decisions about cities in the future.

If you would like to know more about the Future Cities Conference or or wish to express an interest in attending, please email


CapcoThe Future Cities Conferences are supported  by London property firm Capital & Counties Properties Plc.