Many cities, of course, face similar challenges, but I believe that we’ve reached a critical point in the history of our 1,000 year old city, as the scale and pace of technological change in the next decade or two will confront us with choices that are too big to be dealt with in the incremental ways that we have adopted in the past.
– Councillor Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council
Transport in 2050 must involve more public provision, and lots of really good quality cycling and walking. The asthmatic wheeze of the internal combustion engine should be a distant memory.
– Councillor Andrew Gant, Leader of Liberal Democrats, Oxford City Council
Oxford will lead on this system change and will attract people from all over the world to learn from us in how to create a truly intersectional cultural and artistic offer.
– Emmy O’Shaughnessy, Director of Ark T Centre
Oxford will demonstrate that art is not the icing on the cake but is fundamental to the well-being of individuals and society.
– Jeremy Spafford, Director, Arts at the Old Fire Station
As the world becomes more virtual through digital technologies, I believe there will be a shift in where culture is made and seen by different online communities.
Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford
Improving the quality as well as increasing the quantity of residential developments is a key component of our Vision. Better design will place more emphasis on place, community and context, encourage healthy lifestyles, and strong communities, and meet the needs of changing society.
– Ian Green, Chairman of Oxford Civic Society
By 2050, I hope that Oxford will become a city where everybody can contribute towards its success and that that contribution is heard and acknowledged
– Steve Burgess, CEO of The Oxford Trust
We as a city have always flourished, and although 2050 may see changes no-one can predict, we can be sure that Oxford will remain a tolerant, historic, impactful, cultural centre of learning. In short, the future looks bright.
– Barnaby Evans, Year 12, Cheney School