Presentation on theme: "Case Study: A place where employment Opportunities have increased THE CAMBRIDGE – SCIENCE PARK Key Ideas: 3.1 How might changing technology affect employment."— Presentation transcript:
Case Study: A place where employment Opportunities have increased THE CAMBRIDGE – SCIENCE PARK Key Ideas: 3.1 How might changing technology affect employment patterns? 3.2 In what other ways can future employment opportunities for different groups of people be affected?
Starting Point: Employment changes in South Wales. Why have job opportunities reduced in Ebbw Vale?
Location: What can we say about this?
What is the Science Park Like?
Established 1970 by Trinity College Cambridge University To counteract the Brain Drain Low density development. Like a Park with trees and water Near countryside Villages and posh houses nearby Sports and leisure and creche facilities Over 150 companies R&D medical, computers, Lasers, Graphic design 50%+ of workers have degrees
Attractions of Cambridge Science Park Closely linked with the excellence of … Attractive site impresses … Links with university departments for … Highly qualified / skilled … Multiplier Effect from links with … Greenfield site so room for … Close to M11 and M25 motorways so … Close to Stansted Airport for … Pleasant housing in nearby … Good facilities in nearby …
Problems the Science Park has brought to Cambridge Cambourne is a new settlement of 3,300 homes with shops, schools and sporting facilities