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What is the MK Futures 2050 programme?

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.

A report on progress with the MK Futures 2050 programme was given to Cabinet on 7 November 2017. You can read that report here.

Project One - Growth & Strategy

The MK Futures 2050 Commission recognised the opportunities that are created by Milton Keynes position at the hub of the corridor between Cambridge and Oxford.  The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has looked at this corridor too...

Project Two - MK:U A new University for Milton Keynes

A number of universities already operate in the city and nearby, including The Open University, Cranfield University, The University of Buckingham and The University of Bedfordshire....

Project Three - Learning 2050

The Commission identified that education would be a key determinant of the future success and competitiveness of the city and ensuring that the local workforce has the skills necessary to be able to meet the needs of knowledge-intensive businesses...

Project Four - Smart, Shared and Sustainable Mobility

The Commission was clear that for the city to be successful in the future, everyone who lives, works, studies or does business here must be able to move freely and on demand, and not be reliant on access to a private car...

Project Five - Renaissance: CMK

Within the city centre, there are parcels of vacant land and some underused buildings that could be developed (or redeveloped) to help to create the vitality and excitement that could be expected of a growing city...

Project Six - the Creative and Cultured City

Project Six recognises the key role culture plays in place-making.  Culture is, and will be, integral in offering opportunities for residents, attracting and retaining visitors and bringing the best individuals to the city for work...