People’s enthusiasm for getting involved in their local community during the COVID-19 crisis has been breathtaking. The big test going forward is to maintain their confidence that they can make a difference to their neighbourhood. Here’s what’s happened and how we must build on it.
A year ago I attended a meeting of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) Executive Board to ask how it intended to action the 47 short term interventions identified in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus Transport Needs Review which it commissioned and funded. This post brings the story up to date. It’s not an encouraging tale.Continue reading “The GCP does not seem to be fit for purpose”
Last Friday I went over to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to look at its claims for sustainable transport, particularly with regard to Cambridge South station. I talk about where the station’s location should be, and also look at some peculiar aspects of getting around this site on foot, and by bike, which are going to make it a real problem unless they’re sorted out before the station arrives. Continue reading “Sustainable transport and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus: the video”
In an ideal world we would all have relationships in our lives which would bring us the benefits of bonding, bridging and linking networks – but sometimes bringing people together requires a bit of help, in terms of infrastructure or opportunity. In Queen Edith’s we have examples of where this is working well and making a difference; but also where unnecessary obstacles are getting in the way.Continue reading “Bridging, bonding, linking”