Festival of the Future City 2017

Brexit and the Future of Cities

Brexit and the Future of Cities


Nearly 52 per cent of people in the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum of 2016. However, most major cities – apart from Birmingham – voted to remain.

In Bristol, 61.7 per cent voted to remain. What caused this split between major cities and the rest of the country? What does it say about the future of the UK? And how can UK cities post-Brexit retain good relationships with other European cities and the EU as well as operate effectively within a cohesive UK? This panel (including Anna Lisa Boni, Andrew Carter, Matthew Goodwin, Margaret Heffernan and Anand Menon) will discuss.