Creating connected, inclusive science cities


Pictured (from left): Oxford City Council's cabinet member for planning and transport, Cllr Alex Hollingshurst, and Stephen Kelly, Head of Planning & Economy, Cambridge City Council

A snapshot of some of the conversation and questions in our second workshop at our Cambridge 'Science Cities' forum is below. For a full picture, please read our forthcoming forum report due for release this month.

Below, contributors highlight some of the most pressing issues in planning and developing inclusive science cities and outstanding places for collaboration in discovery, research and technology transfer.

Oxford City Council's Board Member for Planning & Transport, Councillor Alex Hollingshurst, reported from his table discussion:

'Most of our transport hubs are too hub-and-spoke and we need to design these on a network basis if we are to save people travelling too long distances to get to hospital appointments, for instance. Car usage is dropping in cities but increasing across rural areas - and we need to think beyond the city to address this.

While Dr Bruno Holthof of Oxford University Hospitals stated: