Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge
Because major land use and transport initiatives take more than a decade to get off the ground, it is becoming increasingly urgent to look beyond the existing local plan horizons of 2031/2036. However, for all the political, economic and technological uncertainties that surround us, is there anything that we can say about what the future would bring? This talk reports recent predictive modelling work on balancing jobs, housing and travel that the speaker led in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Futures research project. The work has fed into the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review and the on-going research on alternative development scenarios for Greater Cambridge.
Ying Jin is a Reader in Architecture and Urbanism, and the Director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies at Cambridge University. He has been working on land use planning, transport modelling and urban design in the UK since 1992, and since 2013 leading the research on cities and transport at the Martin Centre, one of the world’s main centres in creating and using predictive modelling for cities. He is also leading model-based analyses for the UK2070 Commission, an inquiry into regional inequalities and framework for action across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.