Festival of the Future City 2017

Social Mobility, Immobility and the Future of Cities

Social Mobility and the Future of Cities


The British love the idea of social mobility, but Britain fails to make it a reality for many today. Cities have traditionally been the beating heart of the change, dynamism and social mixing that genuine social mobility requires. But is that still the case? What can our country and our cities do? How confident are we that major cities, led by strong leaders, can make major change happen? The panelists (Torsten Bell, Anna Dixon, Paul Gregg, Marvin Rees and Kit de Waal) discuss the issues.