Urban Future Lab

Urban Future Lab

The future is now! Located in San Antonio, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, we are a living laboratory that explores the rapidly changing dynamics of planetary urban futures and how they relate to local currencies. Led by Dr. Antonio Petrov the Urban Future Lab, an interdisciplinary nonprofit think tank and research and teaching lab at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), calls for action through design research, citizen agency, and public interest design to address challenges of contemporary urbanization and reshape the future of our cities. With the aim to forecast and shape impactful societal engagement, shared urban economies, and cultures through design we bring climate change, the environment, planetary urbanization, critical preservation, infrastructures and information technology –– all fundamentally reshaping the city –– into focus to strategically reconceptualize the relationships between the city and the environment.


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