The Value of Visions: Tim Dixon explains why we need utopic visions for change

Fri, 2012-11-23

Tim Dixon, leader of the Urban Foresight work package, explains Why We Need Utopic Urban Visions in his contribution to the UBM Future Cities forum. Reflecting on the relationship between utopic visions and the city, he argues that such high hopes have played a crucial part in the most successful city transformations and will continue to do so in the future. His article can be found here.

The UBM Future Cities community is a forum for experts to explore the critical questions facing cities in coming decades. Recognising that our world is rapidly urbanising and placing great strain on its government, education, healthcare and finance systems, not to mention its natural and built environments, the website invites experts to contribute to a global discussion on urban sustainability.