Insights September 7th, 2016

YVR is working on a project to envision what the airport will look in 2037. President and CEO Craig Richmond and futurist Nikolas Badminton explain how things like technology, sustainability, and community will shape our experience traveling.
Here we have Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, and Craig Richmond, CEO and President of YVR Airport talking about Phase 2 of the YVR Master Plan and how futurism with design fiction stories plays a part.

Nikolas has written the 5 stories to be traveler-centric and immersive. They integrate today’s edge technologies (that exist in early prototype and theorized stages) to help create a seamless and friction-free environment for the traveler – from entering the terminal to security to dining to landing to transferring and beyond.

This vision of the future is helping to build interest and awareness in Phase 2 of the YVR 2037 planning and consultation process, where the public can help guide airport and land-use planning through the next two decades. 

In this blog I will feature each story in full over the next few days (you can fast track to download all of them here) and I wanted to share the video that was created for this (without the voiceover to show the vision in isolation).

You can see more information on the project and what it is trying to achieve over at


Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.


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