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Explore our future

Explore our future

This is your chance to shape our future in an expo that will redefine cities, homes and lives

Starts October 2023

At the UK's first carbon-neutral city centre neighbourhood: Riverside Sunderland

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Riverside Sunderland

One future. Three themes.
Once-in-a-generation opportunities.

How will we live in the next generation?
Find out at Expo Sunderland

The cityscape, homes, and lifestyles of the future brought forward for you to experience here and now, in the UK’s first carbon-neutral city-centre neighbourhood. For information and inspiration. For the public, business and industry and government.

Three themes, each providing game-changing experiences for the visiting public, businesses, built-environment and government professionals alike.

A launch conference at City Hall will bring together national government and local industry to share why Sunderland is an example of a Future City and the continued plans that ensure progression for its people and industries. 

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Future City

Starts October 2023

  • Discover and discuss groundbreaking ideas that will make cities more equitable, healthy, sustainable and successful in our ever-changing future.
  • Meet the innovators and technologists enabling net-zero progress.
  • Explore the city’s low-carbon, connected future.



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Future City

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Future Living

Starts July 2024

  • A celebration of living well in the city and making the most of new opportunities.
  • Step into healthy, active, low-carbon city living, encompassing leisure and recreation, skills, culture, food, fashion, travel, and finance.
  • Explore what wellbeing at work will look like for the growing business communities of the future.



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Future Home

Starts June 2025

  • Explore sustainable home design, building, energy, interiors, technology, and upgrades.
  • Tour low-carbon concept homes, Expo homes and gardens.
  • Discuss and debate the future of Modern Methods of Construction, Building Information Management, eco-friendly commercial interiors and building management solutions.



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Future Home


For people who are keen to explore our future or want to live in a climate positive way. See more
Expo Sunderland for business


For businesses, built environment and government professionals. See more