This event will also be available via live stream.

By 2060 Australia’s population will have reached 40,000,000. Two-thirds of us will live in one of the four largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Determining what those cities look like will require some seriously creative blue-sky thinking.

What can be done to keep cities sprawling ever outwards? How can technology be used to create a better place to live? And will the COVID pandemic leave a lasting impression on our future city blueprints?

Specialists in built environment, urban design, architecture, town planning and tech come together to imagine the cities of our future. How we live, work, commute and travel. How we manage energy, waste and water. And, most importantly, how today’s science, technology and planning can contribute to a better way of life and shape the cities of the future.


    Suitable for all ages.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is currently operating at 100% capacityi under a COVID Safe Plan approved by Queensland Health. As social distancing is not always possible in our theatres and foyers, masks remain mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

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Presented by World Science Festival Brisbane with Griffith University 

Pricing Guide


^Pensioners, Senior Card Holders and Full Time Students

Children under 3 years and babes in arms do not require a ticket provided they do not occupy a seat.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.



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