Rustat Conference on the Future of Homes, Housing, and Urbanisation
The Institute of Civil Engineers have suggested that we are outgrowing many of our cities. Not only are populations increasing, but also what we expect from cities is changing.
Like much of the world, the UK continues to debate how to provide sufficient good quality housing and the necessary transport links. At the same time, we need to ensure the provision of green space and create a true sense of community. In addition, we face the challenges of pollution, air quality, climate change and resource depletion.
In this Rustat Conference we ask: what should cities look like in light of changing housing needs, workplaces and lifestyles? How can we build community as density increases? How can we balance demands to build more houses against green space and environmental concerns? Are tiny houses, micro-apartments or communal facilities the future of urban homes? What should interurban transport look like in the future? What role does technology have? What do smart cities look like in 10, 25, 50 years? Will solutions that work in the UK apply overseas, and vice versa?