Watch the presentations from the MK Symposium below!
In June, the Academy held a major symposium as part of MK CityFest which celebrated Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary. The event focused on new towns, which included an exploration of the trends currently affecting us and how cities might change in response to these trends, as well as an exploration of how these trends have affected city planning in the past.
The symposium featured presentations from:
Changing lifestyles, changing society – Prof Rachel Cooper OBE AoU, University of Lancaster
Smart mobility, Sustainable designs – Judith Sykes, Useful Projects
Big data and the way we design cities – Euan Mills, Future Cities Catapult
Design innovation – David Green, Perkins + Will
MK Futures – Duncan Sharkey, Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes: the first 50 years – Lee Shostak, Sapiency
The international movement – Prof Robert Fishman, University of Michigan
History of Milton Keynes – David Lock CBE, David Lock Associates