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The history of the future of a new town: Milton Keynes, the 'Forest City'

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/12/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Landscape Architecture
Issue number2-3
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)84-99
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The history of Milton Keynes’ future, including both the realized and unrealized schemes of this new town in the United Kingdom, provides crucial information that can be used to inform future scenarios. Milton Keynes, which was established in 1970, was envisioned as a Forest City and implemented a landscape framework of beads, strings and setting for urban grid forms. The agency of future landscape visions are investigated using futures methods, including backcasting and representational studies, alongside interviews, GIS, drones and fieldwork. The landscape visions contribute to the city’s existing and future identity, which has not been fully accounted for in Milton Keynes studies.