We are organising a conference and consultation on the use of infrastructure systems analysis to inform planning and design of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc. The Arc has been proposed as a knowledge-intensive economic cluster spanning the heart of England. New high value businesses will be supported by new transport infrastructure and housing development.
This consultation and dissemination event will combine a presentation of the ITRC’s new analysis of the Arc with keynote presentations from stakeholders in the initiative. Panel discussions will tackle the complex challenges implied by the Arc. We aim to demonstrate the capabilities of the UK’s universities (inside and outside the Arc) to add value and insight to this complex and contested initiative. We will provide scenarios that stimulate discussion and models that can be used to explore possible futures and navigate trade-offs.