Visions of Cambridge in 2065: report launch on 8 September 2015

8 September 2015

CSaP and the Forum co-lead Cambridge Foresight 'Future of Cities' project

What is your vision of Cambridge in 2065? This is the question being asked by 'Visions of Cambridge in 2065', one of 6 city case studies supported by the Foresight Future of Cities project.

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A report released today brings together 24 visions from city and county-level policymakers, researchers and people who work for local companies, organisations and networks. In the next phase of the project, we will ask members of the public to comment and add to these visions and to bring a wider range of views to bear on the question of the future of Cambridge.

The contributors to this report were all asked to think about the issues they considered critical to the continued and future success of Cambridge as a city. Each of them identified their priorities for where we will live, how we will live, and how we should respond to the changes the city will undergo over the next 50 years.

The authors of these 24 visions see Cambridge in 2065 as a city that is green and connected - inside and out. Cambridge is seen as both a global leader and local hub, for high-tech innovation, culture and also for communities. The high quality of life associated with the city has been maintained and developed, providing a recreational and cultural match to its continuing intellectual and economic growth.

Above all, Cambridge is viewed as a beautiful city that attracts people from all over the world and whose citizens can live healthy, happy, and equal lives. Maybe this is a vision we can all sign up to?

This consortium case study of Cambridge was inspired and co-funded by the GO-Science Foresight Future of Cities programme.

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