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Future Cities Annual Conference

The third annual Cambridge Future Cities Conference will be on Thursday 12th July 2018 at Jesus College Cambridge

Jesus College Cambridge

Future Cities

The  third annual Cambridge Future Cities Conference will be on Thursday 12th July 2018 at Jesus College

The Cambridge Future Cities Conference 2018 will once more bring together academic experts, industry leaders, researchers and policy decision makers to discuss issues related to how we can design, develop, govern and manage cities and explore the challenges and opportunities presented in developing successful and sustainable cities for the future.  This international conference is global in outlook this year will have a particular focus on 'Successful Cities of the Future'. 

The conference will include sessions from how technology and data will be instrumental in shaping successful cities of the future to looking at the challenges of housing and travel. 

 The conference will explore a number of themes, including:

  • How can AI and automation be harnessed to make cities more productive?
  • How can people travel into and around cities more efficiently?
  • What can information and technology do to address housing issues?
  • How can policymakers and real estate investors contribute and use innovation to enhance city and real estate investment performance?

 The Keynote speaker and visiting fellow for 2018 will be announced shortly!

Speakers, Chairs and Panelists:

To be announced

The conference will include 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.