Member Post: The Urban Landscape Of The Future Podcast by Mark Sackler

The following is a member post written by Mark Sackler and originally posted on Seeking Delphi™ podcast. Mark is interviewing Cindy Frewen, the APF’s current Chair. The views expressed are those of Mark and Cindy but not necessarily of  the APF or its other members.

“All cities are mad, but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.”–Christopher Morley

Cindy Frewen
Image Credit: Kansas City Star


Where will you live in 2050? What will the cities of the future look like? Tomorrowland? The Jetsons? Waterworld?

Maybe they will look pretty much the same, but feel very much different.  To sort out some of the possible scenarios, I sought out an expert on the urban landscape of the future: Cindy Frewen, Ph. D.

Cindy Frewen, Ph. D. is an architect and an adjunct professor in University of Houston’s graduate foresight program.  She designs near-term urban futures and constructs scenarios for possible longer term futures.

Links to relevant stories appear after the embedded YouTube video below.



Podcast #13: The Urban Landscape of the Future

YouTube Slide Show of Podcast Episode #13

Cindy Frewen bio on

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Also, Mark Sackler recently interviewed another of our members, Dr. Peter Bishop, who spoke about Teach the Future.