A new report has been released by the ‘Milton Keynes Futures: 2050’ commission. The independently produced document is the culmination of a project to identify what has made the city successful over the past five decades and sets out a long-term vision for how it may grow and develop over the coming decades.
The document sets out six major projects for the future of the city and CMK, the most significant being the plan for a new university in CMK to open next year, referred to as “MK:IT”. This university, which was also an aspiration in the CMK Neighbourhood Plan, is envisaged as a research institution offering both academic and vocational qualifications, allowing Milton Keynes to take its place at the centre of the Oxford-Cambridge arc of learning.
The other projects include ‘Renaissance: CMK’, a project to attract investment into the city centre and strengthen its role as a major regional centre, and ‘Milton Keynes – The Creative
and Cultured City’, a project intended to build on the city’s artistic legacy and work towards its bid for European Capital of Culture 2023.
The full report can be read on the MK 2050 website.