A Futurescape City Tour (FCT) is a walking tour of the urban environment that invites participants to take photos, jot down reflections, and notice their city or community in a fresh light while considering its past, present, and future. Facilitated deliberation before and after the tour, as well as informal conversations with researchers, stakeholders, city planners, and officials, encourages all participants to voice their concerns and desires for the future of their communities.
An FCT consists of three sessions:
Orientation: Guided discussion uncovers the concerns and curiosities of participants related to the FCT topic and the future of their city or community.
Walking Tour: Based on those concerns and curiosities, participants go on a guided walking tour of their city or community. Along the way, they take photos representing the past, present, and future and also meet with subject experts and stakeholders.
Deliberation: Participants use their photos in a guided deliberation about the past, present, and future of their city or community as it relates to the FCT topic.