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Welcome to the fourth in our series of SmartCitiesWorld City Profiles, our 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, we focus 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.
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Read our City Lights profile to meet Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy and Futures at Milton Keynes Council, who is responsible for creating a long-term vision for the city’s growth to 2050 and leading a suite of major transformational projects to deliver that vision.