Understanding urban futures: between science and science fiction

Simon Marvin (Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, the CUBE Building, 113‐115 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6FB, UK)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Over the last five years, governments, think‐tanks and public alike have re‐focused their minds on the future development of British cities. Why are such diverse social organizations producing visions of urban futures? What kinds of techniques and tools are they using, and what are their implications? What types of city do they envision? And most significantly, what are the resonances and dissonances between the development paths they propose?

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Marvin, S. (2000), "Understanding urban futures: between science and science fiction", Foresight, Vol. 2 No. 6, pp. 559-577. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680010802898

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MCB UP Ltd

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