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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Four Futures, One Choice provokes us with a future lens enabling us to view, with clarity and detail, four scenarios of what Britain could look like in 2040, depending upon the decisions that are made now, in these unprecedented times of opportunity. 

 

It presents us with four compelling scenarios that provide us with an insight into how we can take swift and decisive actions, that will not only aid the COVID-19 recovery, but also help develop a built environment that supports a flourishing future and reduces our negative impact on the global environment. 

Of the four future scenarios presented there are two that are clearly preferable – focused on a sustainable, equal and diverse world within which Britain’s economy, society and environment can thrive. Given the unprecedented opportunity we’ve been presented with, we can’t stand still any longer. We have the choice, let’s make it now. 

Four Futures, One Choice, available as a summary preview and as an open access e-book presents us with a future lens enabling us to view, with clarity and detail, four scenarios of what Britain might look like in 2040, depending upon the decisions that are made now, in these unprecedented times of opportunity.

You can read the latest blog on topic here.

Events

Cambridge Festival 2021

Saturday 27 March 2021 - 14:00 - Four Futures, One Choice - interactive session for children

Monday 29 March 2021 -18:00 Four Futures, One Choice - evening talk for adults

Join the Centre for Digital Built Britain to explore what the UK’s buildings, places and spaces could be like in 2040 and how the choices we make today could lead to fairer, greener future for all. An interactive story sets out four future visions for the built environment and will be available throughout the Festival. Children are also invited to join an interactive session to explore the future of work where digital data and technology is used in new and different ways and share their views about the future world might be like to live and work in.

An evening talk, aimed at adults, will focus on our vision for a digital built Britain and how the Four Futures, One Choice book and the wider work of the centre help to achieve this vision.

 

Cambridge Zero

Tuesday, 2 March, 202113:00 to 14:00 - recording available

At this joint event with Cambridge Zero,  we heard from all the authors of the publication. This panel was hosted by Dr Erika Parn, and featured questions and answers from the authors about their work The panel was be recorded for Dr Parn’s podcast, Beyond BIM,  

Watch the panel discussion below:

 

Authors