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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.

A new interactive Children's Book is now available, which lets readers choose their own future and explore the scenarios of life and work in that future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

Cambridge Festival 2021

During Cambridge Festival 2021 we held two events.  One was an interactive session for children, which focused on the interactive choose-your-own-future ebook desgined for children, where childrenn were invited 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.

The second event was an evening talk, aimed at adults, focused 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. You can re-watch this session here:

 

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