2030 vision

for the Cambridge sub-region



Topics for 2011
Economics and technology
Housing 2030
Education and skills
Retail and business
Agriculture and green spaces
Topics for 2012
Land use
Social cohesion
Culture, leisure and sport
Energy, water and waste


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Economics and technology

Three workshops on this topic considered how the sub-region can maintain and enhance its important contribution to the UK economy, and stressed the importance of providing an environment that will attract the highest-quality staff against global competition. A summary of the conclusions of the three workshops is here.


The first workshop, on 14 January 2011, brought together a group of experts to consider the likely impact that developments in technology will have on the economy of the sub-region in 2030. For the programme of this workshop, access to the speakers' slides, and a list of participants, click here.

For a summary of the conclusions of this workshop, click here.


Developments in technology were then discussed at a meeting at ideaSpace on 10 February 2011 of the Cambridge group of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). A summary of its conclusions is here.


The final workshop, on 16 March 2011, included councillors and officers of local authorities, members of residents associations, and people from business. For the programme of this workshop, click here.
Slides: Bill Wicksteed and John Bridge.
For notes from the breakout groups click here.