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What We Do

About Exeter City Futures

Exeter City Futures is an independent Community Interest Company that is working to help Exeter solve its urbanisation challenges in a way that reduces social inequality and contributes to economic growth.

Our vision is to help Exeter live better, by creating a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive place for future generations by analysing and addressing the biggest challenges facing our city

We adopt a data-driven approach to city change by analysing current projects being delivered across the city and building a shared responsibility for delivering a better Exeter.

By working with city organisations in this way we aim to bring coordination and focus to tackling the challenges we face in meeting our goals for the City.


Our Goals



Member Organisations

The collaborative governance structure of Exeter City Futures brings together local government and the private sector to solve our challenges, through a single programme that delivers for all.

The members of the board are:


Exeter City Council

Exeter is committed to a vision of the future which sees the city as one of the most sustainable in the world. The vision exhibits many of the sustainability features defined by the UN as crucial for cities, and aligns closely to the vision and mission of Global City Futures. Reducing congestion and enhancing mobility is a strategic priority for Exeter City Council, as outlined in the 2018 Corporate Plan. Exeter City Council have created a Programme Director role responsible for delivery of this priority, who is provided as Programme Lead within Exeter City Futures. “The challenge of getting around Exeter is arguably the biggest practical challenge we currently face as a city, in terms of managing growth and making sure the City remains a great place to live, work in and visit. Exeter City Council is committed to improving traffic congestion and tackling other major urbanisation challenges facing the City. “One of the strategic priorities in our Corporate Plan is to tackle congestion. To deliver this we have partnered with key city stakeholders through Exeter City Futures.” – Karime Hassan - Chief Executive and Growth Director, Exeter City Council.

Global City Futures

Global City Futures seeks to establish carbon-neutral societies across the globe through provision of consultancy support and project delivery to help cities deliver transformational change and build long-term capability to address current and future urbanisation challenges. They work directly with local authorities and civic organisations to help them adopt an analytical approach to creating change. Global City Futures also promote open innovation and co-creation approaches to developing solutions that begin with the identification of a clear problem to be solved.