Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Europe
Year1967latitude: 52° 1'
longitude: -0° 40'
Initiator(s)National government
Planning organizationMK Development Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)British
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Derek Walker
Design organizationLlewelyn- Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Derrek Walker and Bor
Inhabitants211,000 (2011)
Target population250,000
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: https://www.buckinghamshi mshire-news/milton-keynes -life-expectancy-health-4 926377

Helmut Jacoby, Central Milton Keynes in 1990,

"Designated to accommodate overspill from Greater London (the first New Town with this purpose since Bracknell in 1949), Milton Keynes (MK) is the UK’s largest and fastest growing New Town. Its strategic location was key to its success in attracting industry and investment. Its iconic grid masterplan and supporting policy provided a framework intended to be flexible enough to accommodate future change and support high social and environmental ambitions. Despite financial setbacks in the 1970s, it has grown to be one of the UK’s most successful cities, and is set to double its population through urban extensions. MK contains a number of celebrated stewardship organisations, including the Parks Trust, which manages MK’s extensive green infrastructure. It is also home to Britain’s only Business Neighbourhood Plan and the MK development tariff."

"The plan for MK used innovative approaches to community and social development, with its grid containing a series of neighbourhood centres and one large central area to serve the whole town, all set within a comprehensive green infrastructure network."

source: Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA)

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