Cambridge Futures was set
up because both the City and region are undergoing massive and accelerating change. What
kind of place do we want them to become? How will they shape up over the next 50 years?
About Cambridge Futures
Cambridge Futures is a non-profit making group of
local business leaders, politicians, local government officers, professionals and
academics who have been looking at the options for growth in and around Cambridge since
The City of Cambridge is a
sub-regional centre, which attracts large numbers of commuters, shoppers and visitors from
a wide area. Cambridge Futures looked at the area within 20-25 miles of the centre of the
City (see map below), concentrating research on the CambsTEC area.
This area, which comprises the Cambridge City, South
Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire districts of Cambridgeshire, was
chosen as encompassing the vast majority of the relevant data.
Cambridge Futures research team is based at the
University of Cambridge
Martin Centre for Architectural & Urban Studies
6 Chaucer Road
Cambridge CB2 2EB
Tel. 01223 331714
Fax 01223 331701
Computer generated images by METAPHORM
Cambridge Futures is a unique
partnership of business, local government, and the academic world. This website, together
with the accompanying report, video and exhibition, heralds the completion of its mission:
to fund and publish objective research on a range of proposals for the development of the
City and its region.
Message from the
The Cambridge region has a role which stretches far
beyond its administrative boundaries. It reaches deep into the global economy, into
research and invention everywhere, into the ideas which are shaping the future of our
lives and our world.
Our common goal, for all the wide range of interests
of the participants, has been the fusion of sustainable development with our local,
national and international functions.
We do not claim to have discovered a magic formula
for growth, nor do we recommend one or more solutions. The Cambridge Futures
contribution is to enhance the development debate by projecting the consequences of the
planning options, especially their economic, social and environmental impacts. This
website is an essential signpost and reference work for all those who attempt to map the
|Professor Sir Alec Broers
University of Cambridge
Cambridge City Council
Marshalls of Cambridge