Birmingham City of the Future

By March 26, 2007 2 Comments

In terms of Google searches the words city and future often come up on our list. While such searches often bring up interesting insights into the way digital technology and the city are developing, they can also provide a unique insight into urban areas ‘as is’. Take a look at the ‘Birmingham City of the Future Video’:

Partly true, part spoof, it made us smile but also sit back and realise that it represents what Birmingham, and indeed to a lot of our inner cities, are like…(?)

The film was made by Birmingham medical students for the Comedy Revue 2006, uploaded to YouTube by Matthew Doyle.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  • Anonymous says:

    fantastic video!
    even though i believe you can easily do a similar one of most cities, right?

  • Andy says:

    Generally thats true most cities can be viewed in the same way..

    Its interesting the insight people have into city life, perceptions of the environment vary according to a number of factors…