Milton Keynes celebrates 50 years of outstanding achievement in town building
The much revered and loved Milton Keynes reached its 50th birthday this month. Loved by those in the know, derided by those who don’t understand, defended by the many who carry the torch for its original vision and still growing at a rapid rate, never did a single city cause so much debate and discussion. As our Government looks to a new generation of garden towns and villages, the lessons learnt from the UK’s most beautiful and successful new town have never been more relevant. The town is testament to the enduring value and relevance of city visioning, social planning, innovative design, infrastructure led development, economic ambition and, crucially, bold public sector investment.