The talks focused on re-thinking the urban and envisioning the future of city centres that might no longer predominantly need to be designed for the worker and the commuter. Instead of pushing a vision of what the world will or should be, the symposium dealt with what the future could be. Invited speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds, including Phineas Harper (Open City and Open House Worldwide), Marco Casagrande (Casagrande Laboratory), Ojay McDonald (Association of Town & City Management) and Daniel Elsea (Allies & Morrison) evaluated the prominent position that work and education have in our cities and explored possibilities for more inclusive and liveable urban centres, offering an open, inspirational and yet critical platform for a collaborative reworking of the future city.

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