Welcome to the 6th Future of Cities Forum!

The Future of Cities Forum 2016 will take place in Tianjin, China on 21-22 October 2016. The event is organized by the World Future Council in partnership with UN Habitat and the Beijing Jiaotong University as an official sub-forum of the 7th Binhai Tianjin International Eco-City Forum & Expo.

The overarching theme of this year´s gathering is “Innovative Sponge City for Regenerative Urban Development”. The Forum will explore key policy solutions and best practises to make city more Regenerative from a water management perspective.

About last year Forum

The outcome report following last year Future of Cities Forum 2015 titled Regenerative Cities in China: A Roadmap for a Better Urban Future is available here.

In 2015, the 5th Future of Cities Forum was held on September 14th and 15th 2015 in Beijing and in Tianjin. On the first day, 14th of September, the Future of Cities Forum was held in Beijing as an official sub-forum of the 11th Forum on Environment and Development. On the second day, 15th of September, the Forum moved to Tianjin and will be held as an official subforum of the 6th China International Eco-city Forum & Expo.

The Future of Cities Forum in Beijing was organized in partnership with UNEP China,the United Nations Theme Group on Climate Change and Environment (UNTGCCE), ACEF (All China Environment Federation), China Urban Research Center of Beijing Jiaotong University, CITYNET and the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) of the China Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).

You can find some pictures of the event at the link below:
Pictures of the Forum 2015


The presentations slides are available on the download page.

Future of Cities Forum 2014 in Munich

The outcome report of the Future of Cities Forum in Munich is available here.

During the Future of Cities Forum in Munich in 214, 90 participants including mayors, town councillors, local administrators, researchers, practitioners, communicators and urban planners from 18 countries came together to debate what leadership and participation really look like in cities, share their experiences of building bridges with other urban stakeholders, and explore the factors that create long-term visions for cities. More info on past events please click here.

Catch a Glimpse of our Past Events:

Munich 2014

Hamburg 2013

What is a Regenerative City?

Past Events: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

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