Oxford to Cambridge Corridor

Oxford to Cambridge Corridor

  • Location: Oxford to Cambridge
  • Date: 2017

Urcadia is a proposal for the National Infrastructure Commission investigating how the Cambridge to Oxford corridor can accommodate its projected population growth. Our strategy for a new city integrates placemaking with infrastructure with business.

Our collaborative proposal with One Works, AKT II, Planit-IE, Tyrens and Max Fordham sets out a new type of place – an ecologically rich urban settlement that takes the form of a ‘New Living Campus’.

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Urcadia combines the intensity and density of a city with the pastoral richness of our English countryside which is enhanced for leisure use, health and wellbeing and food production. The required new construction technologies used to bring Urcadia to life will create economic housing for a generation currently left out of the prospect of owning a home.

We propose integrating placemaking and infrastructure to create the UK’s leading growth network.

Our strategy sets out a vision to grow a series of places founded on sound and resilient placemaking principles, and underpinned by a form of governance to ensure these qualities continue for future generations.

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