Introducing Our Projects

Cambridge Ahead convenes Project Groups in three core policy areas: Economic Planning and Housing, Transport, and Skills. Project Group members are drawn from the Cambridge ‘ABC’ – the Academic, Business and Civic leaders who have the relevant interest, expertise and tools for impact in each area. Project Groups meet quarterly, and smaller sub-groups may meet more regularly to progress individual research projects or programmes. We also regularly convene two networks made up exclusively of CA member employees: our Young Advisory Committee, which brings together under-35s across our CA member organisations; and an ESG Network made up of sustainability and social impact leads across CA member organisations.

Infrastructure Gap

Cambridge Ahead’s infrastructure gap project brings together national experts, Cambridge Ahead members, and stakeholders across the system to find solutions that will unlock Cambridge’s full potential – for local and national benefit.

New Era for the Cambridge Economy (NECE)

The New Era for the Cambridge Economy (NECE) research is intended to provoke discussion and inform the agenda for the post-pandemic economy in the Cambridge city region, and provide thought leadership for other cities across the country and the world.

Policy Group

The aim of the Policy Group is to bring together those with experience of working with central and local government to hone Cambridge Ahead’s proposals in favour of sustainable growth and maintaining and enhancing quality of life in our area.

Quality of Life Group

Scoping and establishing the elements that contribute the most to the quality of life of people in the Cambridge region and from this developing a framework that will allow us to more readily influence decision-making at a national and local level so that those decisions enhance rather than detract from quality of life for existing and new residents and workers.

Transport Group

Our aim is to influence transport initiatives to support growth and maximise the region’s potential in the long-term.

Skills Group

We aim to achieve an evidence-based understanding of the current position of skills shortage in the region and to advocate for system changes which address these gaps.

Young Advisory Committee

The Young Advisory Committee was created to ensure Cambridge Ahead remains current for the future workforce by capturing the thinking of under 35-year-olds about their future and their ideas for the future of Cambridge.

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Sarah Brereton, Director, Limewash
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