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We work with our partners and members of the public to jointly define and co-create diverse routes to different future places.

The Future Places Centre is undertaking numerous activities. each of these relates to its themes of the natural environment, the built environment and healthy living, and each is addressed in ways that combine the ambitions of the centre with its partners (such as Eden North) with communities that are interested. The Centre is always keen to welcome new collaborators as well as develop new activities under the auspices of its themes.

Arnside Lecture Series

Visit Arnside Lecture Series to find all the recordings and PDF presentations.

Food Futures

Find out more about the Food Futures collaborative project, Closing Loops

The Closing Loops project is cultivating a regenerative food economy by building a composting academy, gleaning network, citizen journalist movement and co-creating North Lancashire recipes.

It will create and cultivate an ecosystem of people from all walks of life taking responsibility and working together to reconnect people, place, community and nature.

Recent activities 

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The Future Places Environmental Essay and Poetry Prize

The Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the The Future Places Environmental Essay and Poetry Prize, in partnership with Eden North, Iceland, Kendal Mountain Literature Festival and Saraband publishers.

To see full competition criteria please visit our Environmental Essay and Poetry Prize webpage.

Virtual walks and talks

Join us for an explanation of what makes Morecambe Bay such a special place for nature and wildlife.