The Flexible City: overcoming Lock-In and Path-Dependency

15 May 2013

Portrait of Professor Steve Rayner

with Professor Steve Rayner
James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization

Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, supported by the Oxfor...

Cities are epicentres of creativity and innovation but are also easily locked into patterns of infrastructure and behaviour that may not serve them best. The Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities looks at these phenomena and considers ways to enhance the ability of cities to adjust to changes in their natural, political and financial environments.