The fourth in a series of SmartCitiesWorld City Profiles, an editorial channel that explores the world’s leading cities and their strategies to achieve smart living.
The purpose of this series is to explore individual cities, identify their particularly pressing challenges and examine how they are using technological innovation to manage them.
In this edition, the focus is on Milton Keynes, a city designed by its own development corporation, and built, from the 1960s onwards, with seven core values in mind: opportunity and freedom of choice, easy movement and access, good communications, balance and variety, attractiveness, public awareness and participation and efficient, imaginative use of resources.
Milton Keynes was designed with a specific population in mind: 250,000. That milestone has been achieved. The question now is, can it keeping growing without the “acute inconveniences” that mar many fast-growing cities.
You can download the report which explores:
- Why Milton Keynes smart city projects do not have their budget underwritten by central or local government.
- How it relies on a consortium of public, private and academic leaders (notably BT, Samsung, Huawei, Tech Mahindra and ZTE) and winning public finance for specific projects.
- How Milton Keynes is driven by a consistent vision
- How Milton Keynes plans to virtually double its population by 2050, without placing an intolerable burden on its infrastructure, and impairing the quality of citizens’ lives – while also reducing its carbon footprint
- How Milton Keynes continues to inspire so many urban developments elsewhere, notably in China and India.
To read the full report, visit the website HERE.