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Milton Keynes 2050 vision

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The heritage of Milton Keynes is increasingly well recognised, and is a small but important thread in a report by a commission of independent experts which considered what sort of city Milton Keynes could become by 2050.

The report suggests that by 2050 Milton Keynes could be home to 400,000 residents and be recognised internationally as a centre of learning and innovation at the heart of a cluster of high-performing universities in the Cambridge- Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc.

The report also urges that: '…future plans respect the city's distinctive heritageMilton Keynes' landscape is a gift that keeps on giving – and ensure that future generations will enjoy the city's beauty.'

The approach is best reflected in its 'Project Six', Milton Keynes - The Creative and Cultured City which states that Milton Keynes is 'a uniquely created cultural artefact, with a priceless cultural, sport and leisure asset base, this will harness the creative energy and motivation of the city's biggest assets, its people. Using the 50th anniversary as a platform and building from the Capital of Culture bid, this would start with an International Festival of Creative Urban Living linking to innovation as well as culture, with a festival of urban green space and architecture, designating a grid square of sport, and arts, music and dance programme and animating the city's rich heritage.'

Read the summary and full report on the Milton Keynes Futures website

This article originally appeared in the IHBC NewsBlogs

--Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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