Festival of the Future City 2017

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The second Festival of the Future City, part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas, will take place in October.

Running from October 18th-20th, the festival brings together politicians, writers, artists, academics, journalists, scientists, change-makers, students and the public to create the largest public debate about the future of cities.

Philosophers, policy makers, futurists, filmmakers, charities, social enterprises and city-builders are also involved.

Attendees can expect at least 150 speakers to participate in the festival, which follows on from the first Festival of the Future City, held over 18 months in 2014-15.

More than 20,000 people took part in 139 events in total over that time, with much of the festival being filmed and a book published.

The footage of the first festival can be seen here.

For more detail of what can be expected in 2017 can be found here.

The themes for this year will include globalisation and cities, cities and Brexit, social mobility and intergenerational issues, race and cities, the ethical city, faith and cities, the economies of cities, arts and the city, cities, freedom and terrorism and many more.

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