Very few places in England elicit the type of response that you might get when you mention the words 'Milton Keynes'.
Like the Royal family, the very existence of Milton Keynes is considered contentious and many people have very strong opinions about whether it should exist at all.
This video explores everything from the sociological ideas behind the development of Milton Keynes through to its commitment to public art and how organisations like The Parks Trust provide a unique model for maintaining green spaces.
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- A brief history of new towns
- Pooleyville: a monorail for what would become Milton Keynes
- Introducing the Milton Keynes Development Corporation
- Master planners: a brief history of the people behind the design
- Community without propinquity: the sociological ideas behind the design
- How do you build a city?
- How do you build a community?
- The socialist ideas championed by Lord Campbell
- Here comes Maggie
- Milton Keynes should be more like everywhere else
- The grid system of roads
- Where are all the people?
- A city in a forest
- Culture in Milton Keynes
- Arts in Milton Keynes
- Economics of Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes and The Open University
- The failure of public transport—and how it could change
- Ethnic diversity in Milton Keynes
- How Milton Keynes is portrayed in the media
- Final thoughts
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