Futures 2018 (WP1594)

This is the 11th annual meeting in our annual International Futures series. Taking a long term view, it will explore the potential futures for cities, regions and communities past 2030. Regions and cities play a growing role in the international scene, from US states and climate change to London overtures to foreign talent. There is also a growing move towards city-level devolution, with cities as independent economic actors: the city of London, tax devolution, special economic zones etc.

This high level meeting will convene policy planners and opinion formers, horizon scanners/futurists and academics alongside industry, think tanks and other experts from a range of countries. Through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions, the roundtable will inform policy planning, discuss implications of current trends and provide context for planning and decision making.

In particular it will:

  • Challenge senior level officials to consider alternative international mid and long term perspectives
  • Provide insights into how different countries, organisations and actors plan for the future
  • Test the possibility of reaching a common understanding of long term trends and their implications for policy formulation and practical application
  • Support national and international policy planning institutions in their contribution to global dialogue in the context of the challenges to existing thinking
  • Develop and deepen relationships with international partners, strengthening and consolidating the emerging networks of ‘futurists’

Wed 7 - Fri 9 February, 2018

Wiston House

Wilton Park
Wiston House, Steyning
West Sussex
BN44 3DZ
+44 (0) 1903 815 020
For more information see Your stay at Wilton Park

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Event no:
Human rights, good governance and faith, Multilateral institutions, key countries and regions
How to attend:
Details will be released closer to the event date.

Published outputs




Thomas Hoare: Assistant Programme Director

Biography and other events

Sarah-Jane Holtam: Project Manager

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