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About the Commission

The MK Futures 2050 Commission was set up in September 2015 as a way of thinking about the future of the city, helping to create a long term vision for the way MK should grow and prosper over the coming decades.  The Commission was made up of a group of nine individuals, chaired by Sir Peter Gregson the VC from Cranfield University, with the other commissioners being either experts in their fields or local champions.  


The Commission process was supported by Council officers and our political Group Leaders also attended the Commission meetings to be able to contribute to the debate.  The group discussed the issues, challenges and opportunities facing MK and the global drivers that will influence the place in the future.  They talked about the importance of inclusive growth, to make sure that the benefits of growth are shared across the whole community – not just those living in areas or working in newly created jobs.


They felt that education and mobility were fundamental to the future prosperity of the city, and that addressing those two issues were the priority.  So as part of how to deliver their vision for MK in 2050, the Commission recommended Six Big Projects.  

The role of the MK Futures 2050 Commission came to a formal end in July 2016 when they published their report. Picking up on the Commission’s recommendations, the Council’s work to deliver the Six Big Projects is now being managed through the MK Futures 2050 programme. The programme is a portfolio of linked projects that will together help to build a stronger future for Milton Keynes, delivering the vision for 2050. The projects will provide opportunities for everyone who lives, works, studies or spends time in the city.


The Commission published their report in July 2016 and it was debated at our Full Council meeting that month where the report gained unanimous support from across all of the Councillors.


The role of the MK Futures 2050 Commission came to a formal end in July 2016 when they published their report. Picking up on the Commission’s recommendations, the Council’s work to deliver the Six Big Projects is now being managed through the MK Futures 2050 programme. The programme is a portfolio of linked projects that will together help to build a stronger future for Milton Keynes, delivering the vision for 2050. The projects will provide opportunities for everyone who lives, works, studies or spends time in the city. 

Projects

Project One

Growth and Strategy

Project Two

MK:U, a new university for Milton Keynes

Project Three

Learning 2050

Project Four

Smart, Shared and Sustainable Mobility

Project Five

 Renaissance: CMK

Project Six

the Creative and Cultured City