Exploring our future mode of living

Driverless cars. Vertical farming. Nuclear energy. Peer-to-peer banking...

Today is the best of times and the worst of times: it is a time of opportunity and a time for concern.

More than 50% of the world's population now live in cities. Cities' identities are, perhaps, now even more important than sovereign states'. And technology is changing the face of those cities faster than ever before; cities are adapting to cope with huge, growing populations. In some parts of the world this is pushing services to the brink, while in others it is unleashing incredible innovation.

This debate will assemble provocative guest speakers, experts in urban technology and planning, to present their views before opening up the debate to your contributions – as well as views from the next generation. The aim is to discuss how we will live tomorrow. Expect debate on housing, transport, energy and leisure.

Wednesday 9 November, 7.00pm
Adults £10, under 18s free

 

Curated by the Hampton Court House Debating Society

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity. It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness.
— Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities