Milton Keynes: A Smart City
What is a smart city, and how is smart rooted into Milton Keynes’ past and future?
50 years ago, the UK government authorised a unique experiment in urban culture, planning and transport — the New Town of Milton Keynes. This video takes a look at MK, to examine how technology and innovation have shaped its past, and how the digital is set to change its future.
Milton Keynes and the roots of ‘Smart’ transport
Professor Stephen Potter has studied and lived in Milton Keynes since the 1970s. In this interview, he explains how Milton Keynes was built, the unique vision of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, and how the New Town’s culture of social radicalism is incubating a new era of digital, transport and design innovation.
Smart Cities in the making: Learning from Milton Keynes
A smart city uses digital data to improve the way that it’s managed, and to support new opportunities or ways of life. Professor Gillian Rose introduces research into how data and smart technologies are being combined with governance, policy and culture, and how this is producing the groundbreaking future of Milton Keynes.
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