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The Workshop process

Phoenix Sustainable Investments organised two workshops to explore different aspects of how we plan for the jobs and communities of the future.

The workshops provided a platform for collaborative discussions on the commitments, principles, and behaviours needed to meet our aspirations for sustainable development. Additionally, they aim to identify the mechanisms and policy approaches required to shape the opportunities presented by the prospective new Local Plans across Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.

The first workshop took place in Huntingdon on May 30th 2023 titled “The Future of Communities, Housing, and the Environment”. The workshop examined themes such as planning for the communities of the future, evolving housing design and masterplanning to align with changing societal trends and the net zero agenda. It also looked at sustainable use of natural resources, and creating healthy and inclusive communities that address issues such as an ageing population and public health.

The speakers and panel members were: Lord Matthew Taylor Julie Farrow, Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations

Max Farrell, LDN Collective

Jas Bhalla, Jas Bhalla Architects Luke Butcher, BBA Architects Matt Jackson, BCN Wildlife Trusts Daniel Johns, Water Resources East

Natasha Reid, Matter-Space-Soul Liane Hartley, MEND Trevor Gibson, PECT

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Workshop 2

The second workshop took place in Peterborough on July 19th 2023 titled “The Future of Enterprise, Employment and Energy”. The workshop examined themes such how we prepare people for the jobs and skills of the future, recent and future changes to work patterns, how the local planning process needs to adapt to meet ever changing community and business requirements, and how we meet future energy needs and environmental targets.

The speakers and panel members were: Professor Ross Renton, ARU Peterborough Mark Woods, Meridian Trust Laura Guymer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Jim Plunkett-Cole, Smart Growth Analytics

Matthew Hunt, Royal HaskoningDHV Sam Luker, AESG Simon Evans, Phoenix Sustainable Investments

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