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Workshops

We have held two workshops looking at how we can develop the right principles to ensure that the new communities and enterprises we plan for now can meet our aspirations and commitments to the future. 

Our first workshop was held in Huntingdon on 30 May, the second was in Peterborough on 19 July. 

The Phoenix Futures Programme

Imagining the communities of the future – designing the principles to achieve them.

Phoenix Sustainable Investments held two workshops looking at how we develop the right principles to ensure that the new communities and enterprises we plan for now can meet our aspirations and commitments for the future.

Introduction

Huntingdonshire and Peterborough City are both in the process of developing new local plans which will shape the future of the area through to 2040. In light of aspirations for ‘good’ growth; the commitment to high quality design codes; legal obligations to achieve net zero communities by 2035; the commitment to restore the natural world and to grow the economy; what will the communities and enterprises of the future look like?

 

What commitments, principles and behaviours do we need to adopt now, in order to meet those aspirations collaboratively?  What mechanisms and policy approaches are required to best shape the opportunities of prospective new Local Plans across Huntingdonshire and Peterborough?

These two workshops focused on the future, separately exploring the following themes:

Workshop One
The Future of Communities, Housing and the Environment

Themes

  • What will the communities of the future look like?  How do we start to plan for them now?  

  • The Future of Design – how will housing design and Masterplanning evolve to reflect changing tastes, societal trends, emerging technologies and the net Zero agenda.

  • How do we live within our natural means in the future (water) and live within a thriving natural world?

  • Creating healthy and sustainable communities – how can new communities be healthy places, addressing issues of an ageing population and tackling public health issues?

Workshop Two
The Future of Enterprise, Employment and Energy

Themes

  • What jobs and skills will thrive in the future and how do we prepare young people today for the jobs of tomorrow?

  • What does the world of work look like – where will business be located; how and where will people work; and what will the impact of AI be on skills, education and employment?

  • How do we create and supply the energy needs of the future?

Book your place

Workshop 3
19th March 2024

Location
The Bell Inn Hotel
A1, Stilton,

Peterborough PE7 3RA

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

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