Cities are becoming one of the most influential factors shaping the future of the planet, as the world population is becoming increasingly urban. On the current trajectory, by 2050 the urban population is estimated to be 6.3 billion (66% of the world’s projected population). As more people become urban dwellers and the global urban footprint expands in the next several decades, it is essential to examine how cities can evolve into the future. ‘Cities of the Future – Anticipating Trends and Possibilities’ is a research piece, developed by Future iQ as one of a series of future thinking papers. It is based on scientific research and trend information. The areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Ecology/Sustainability, Health, Education and Community are explored in detail and are presented in a series of visual images. This information is presented to encourage people to explore how various trends could play out during this timeframe and to consider the potential real world implications and possibilities.