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What does levelling up mean for Cambridge and the wider region?

5:30pm-6:30pm on Monday 29 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cambridge is an affluent city known the world over for its university and the associated ‘Cambridge phenomenon.’ But it’s also one of the most unequal cities in the UK. Boris Johnson is overseeing the “biggest infrastructure spend for a generation” to level up left behind areas in the UK. There is a lot of media attention on the north but what about places like Cambridge? In this online event, we’ll discuss the relevance of levelling up to places like Cambridge as well as the role of infrastructure in delivering the levelling up agenda to fulfil the needs of local, businesses and public services.

The past decade has seen considerable growth and change across Cambridge, with the arrival of businesses like AstraZeneca and the growth of the Biomedical Campus. There are further housing and business developments are planned across and beyond the city. Single people and families often come and go.

And yet not everyone in the city is benefitting from the changes that the city is experiencing. People living in different CB postcodes just miles apart have a difference in life expectancy of over ten-years.

What is the role of social and physical infrastructure in addressing these and other issues to ensure a more equal future for Cambridge people?

Hear Cambridge researchers, businesses, residents and local government share their experiences and reflections on the levelling up agenda; is it achievable and how. They’ll discuss the current and planned social and physical infrastructures, the role of their work, and the impact it will play in delivering a fairer City.

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free - booking required
Theme: Society

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