Reading 2050 project finalist at University of Reading Research Engagement and Impact Awards 2018

20180619 183106 TimDixonThe visioning project for Reading, Reading 2050, was a finalist in the Involve category of the 2018 University of Reading Research Engagement and Impact Awards.

Professor Tim Dixon, the University’s lead on Reading 2050, submitted the partnership project for the prestigious University Award.

The judges commented: “Reading 2050 is an impressive collaboration with local business and the community to develop a shared vision, which is helping the local council to shape its plans.”

The 2050 project is led by Reading UK, Barton Willmore and the University of Reading with support from Reading Borough Council and engagement with thousands of people during the consultation phase of the project.

Tim Dixon said ‘This nomination is testament to the strong partnership between the School of the Built Environment, Barton Willmore and Reading UK that has been at the heart of developing this co-created vision for Reading. Along the way we have engaged with more than 21,000 people, 350 businesses and organisations and run 15 events. As the vision develops we are keen to continue the engagement process to develop the vision”.

20180619 182823Reading 2050 is creating a vision for a truly smart and sustainable Reading to help shape Reading over the coming decades.  

Since launching the Vision in Autumn 2017, it has been cited by the Government Office for Science’s Future of Cities Foresight Programme and has fed directly into Reading Borough Council’s Local Plan and Corporate Plan.

 Read more about the 2050 Vision in the interactive Vision document.


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