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Cities Futures Lab—Cities are where we face the future first
As the world continues to become more urban, the best place to anticipate the future trends and complex social problems will be in cities—from aging to infant mortality, from production of hardware to farming of food.
Institute for the Future identifies innovations and disruptions in cities around the world. We tracks patterns of change across geographies of transition. The goal? To help your city navigate the next decade.
This new report (released Jan 23, 2017) identifies significant trends that will shape the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex over the next decade and documents that, while the 16 counties surrounding Dallas and Fort Worth are home to more than seven million people, steady population growth is expected to continue into the next decade, dramatically enhancing the area’s cultural, educational, and skills diversity.
- DFW2026: Igniting Economic and Cultural Prosperity in North Texas
- Maker City Playbook
- Future of the Workforce Develop Ecosystem
- Maker Cities Immersions
- Open Cities
- Cities as Ecosystems of Well-Being
- Learning Cities
- Open Innovation Cities
- Restorative Justice City
- A Planet of Civic Laboratories: The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion
- Reimagining the Suburbs
- California Dreaming
- Innovation in the Urban Wilderness
- Connected Citizens
Research Director, Rachel Maguire at Reimagine Communities—Jan 23, 2017 | Plano, Texas
Research Director, Rachel Hatch at SOCAP for Urban Ecosystems: Finding Partners for the Future of Cities—Sept 16, 2016 | San Francisco
Executive Director, Marina Gorbis at Impact Hub Oakland for Co-Creating the Future of Our City: Finding Common Ground on Cultural Prosperity in Oakland—Sept 29, 2016 | Oakland
Research Affiliate, Jason Tester at the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Congress—Oct 12-15, 2016 | Bogota