Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly
How do we reduce congestion, improve air quality, and provide better public transport in Greater Cambridge?
To help us answer this question, a group of people came together for four days at the Greater Cambridge Citizens’ Assembly to help solve this key issue for the area.
The Greater Cambridge Citizens’ Assembly took place over two weekends in September and October, as follws:
The presentations and panel discussions held at the Assembly were livestreamed on the GCP Facebook page(External link), and uploaded to the GCP Youtube channel(External link). Assembly member discussions and deliberations were not livestreamed or uploaded.
A Citizens’ Assembly for Greater Cambridge
In a Citizens’ Assembly, members of the public are brought together to consider a public issue and make a recommendation on what action should be taken on that issue.
They do this by listening to evidence, discussing the evidence they hear, and reaching a conclusion together on what steps the administration should take next. The Assembly’s recommendation is then given to decision makers who decide what will happen next.
Member of the Citizens’ Assembly will hear evidence, work with other participants and come up with recommendations. They will have the opportunity to meet with individuals from all walks of life who live and travel regularly within Greater Cambridge, have discussions and hear from engaging expert speakers.
The recommendations from the Citizens’ Assembly will be presented to the Greater Cambridge Partnership's Joint Assembly and Executive Board in November/December 2019.
Organisations involved in the Greater Cambridge Citizens’ Assembly
We have been awarded funding and support from the UK Government's Innovation in Democracy Programme(External link) to hold this Citizens' Assembly. It is jointly delivered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Two independent organisations delivered the Assembly:
Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly 2019 Playlist - All Sessions