The Future of Cities project has now concluded.
Cities can be excellent laboratories for innovating and developing new ideas. When Foresight asked cities about the challenges they were facing, retaining a high skilled labour pool emerged as an important issue.
In February, the Foresight Future of Cities project produced The Future City exhibition in an attempt to share some of its emerging thinking with a wider public and professional audience.
Guest post by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. Cities matter – we all know that. They will be the site of some of the great opportunities of the future
Sir Alan Wilson and Corinne Swain, members of the Future of Cities lead expert group, recently travelled to Leeds, to discuss the project.
Sir Mark Walport recently travelled to Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster, accompanied by lead expert Rachel Cooper and the Future of Cities team, to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the cities in the coming decades.
At the end of February we headed to Birmingham, the place that's often cited as 'the UK's second city’.
Sir Mark Walport and the Future of Cities team recently visited Liverpool to discuss the project. As part of this, we took a tour of the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and talked to students and teachers
In the first Future of Cities blog post the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, explains what the project is about and what experts in Cambridge have to say about it.