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Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Designing future cities for wellbeing encourages us to recognise that wellbeing is a dynamic rather static concept. Rather than simply designing cities to cope with demand, it is clear we need to actively and consciously improve wellbeing and quality of life for people through their design. This talk explores key issues including:
•How do we design for millions of individuals?
•Understanding diversity and difference in cities and designing for the life course.
•Establishing the interrelationships between people and place to understand how we can choreograph ‘collective effervescence’.
•Examining how current trends and innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and wearable technologies might affect our experience of and expectations for future cities.
It will propose that designing future cities by design requires us to radically rethink the boundaries of the design disciplines by considering places as organisms supporting humanity and other species. In doing so, it explores the various opportunities, challenges and barriers to deliver wellbeing in future cities for everyone.


TitleOur City, Our Space
LocationThe British Embassy
Degree of recognitionInternational event