At the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture in the 1960s, Sir Leslie Martin and Lionel March pioneered an understanding of the underlying principles that might guide urban planning. This enquiry was sparked by the debate about organic growth versus planned development, between natural cities that grew over time and artificial cities that sprang ready made from the drawing boards of master planners.
CAR follows in this tradition of enquiry and research. All cities are a product of both spontaneity and design. We believe in the need to identify both the patterns of organic change and the scope for guiding that change in a positive direction. Our mission is to provide research, evidence, ideas and advice to help make cities more efficient and sustainable and at the same time more liveable and humane.
CAR chairman, social scientist and urban planner, specialist in consultation and evaluation
CAR associate, architect and town planner, former Director of Joint Planning for Cambridge growth areas
CAR associate. Focussed on the relationship between organisational and spatial design from the scale of the workplace to the city
CAR director, architect, specialist in heritage and conservation
CAR associate, architect, former Director of Design Review at CABE
CAR associate, urban planner specialising in modelling sustainable city regions
CAR associate, chartered surveyor, specialist in planning, transport and environmental strategy
CAR associate, Director C2O future planners, chartered planning and development surveyor
CAR director, architect-planner, specialist in master planning
CAR director, architect, specialist in environmental sustainability
CAR associate, mathematician/statistician, specialist in transport and land use planning