Category Archives: Citizens

Empowering Citizen Researchers – Citizen Data Workshops

An important part of MK:Smart’s work is concerned with the management of personal data in a privacy-aware way and embedding privacy and security at the core of our data management infrastructure. Aligned with this work, a sub-set of the MK:Smart partners including The Open University and Milton Keynes Council are participating in a three-month feasibility […]

Join The Big Energy Debate!

Here’s a chance to have your voice heard and get involved in the search for smarter ways to manage energy use in Milton Keynes. Next in the series of MK:Smart Citizen Labs we are hosting our first live debate – asking questions about the future energy use in Milton Keynes. We are looking for groups […]

Transforming the Future of Transport in MK

Lizzie Bailes from Community Action: MK reports from our latest MK:Smart Citizen Lab event  ‘Flying Trains, Jet Packs and Hyperloops’. Our August community workshop on the future of transport was held at the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC). The TSC are thought leaders on emerging transport technologies set to improve the movement of people and goods at […]

Share your ideas about transport in Milton Keynes

Get ready to ponder the future of travel in Milton Keynes. We are looking for groups and individuals with an interest in transport in MK. This MK:Smart Citizen Lab ideas workshop will focus on how we can create successful transport initiatives to help us get from A to B more easily. Spaces are going fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. What […]

Water saving ideas for MK

Lizzie Bailes, from Community Action: MK reports on an MK:Smart Citizen Lab workshop where local residents and groups were invited to propose ideas for sustainable water management initiatives for Milton Keynes. There were seventeen attendees who ranged from local residents to representatives of organisations such as Transition MK, Milton Keynes Council and the Oxford Flood […]

Share your smart ideas about sustainable water use in MK

Get your thinking cap on and come along to this ideas workshop. We are looking for groups and individuals with an interest in shaping the future of water in Milton Keynes. This MK:Smart Citizen Lab ideas workshop will focus on how we can create successful water initiatives to help us to face demand issues. Spaces are […]

Plenty of light bulb moments at Community Energy ideas workshop

Thirty imaginative participants from across Milton Keynes came up with insightful ideas for tackling energy consumption issues in MK. The ideas generated all shared the same purpose – to help take the strain off the city’s infrastructure which has to cope with our fast-growing population. This event, held at The Open University, was the third in a series of community […]

Share your smart ideas about Energy use in Milton Keynes

Come along and share your ideas. We are looking for groups and individuals with an interest in shaping the future of energy in MK. Our Citizen Lab ideas workshop will draw out issues and solutions for how we can create successful collaborative energy initiatives for facing demand issues. Spaces are going fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. MK:Smart Citizen Lab: Community […]

Playground Energy talk smart play with theguardian.com

Playtime is definitely not over. When Hristo Alexiev of Playground Energy, recent winner of the Guardian’s ‘Activate tech talent day’, was invited for an interview he had plenty to share about his company’s work. Hristo’s next initiative planned for Milton Keynes, is an exciting demonstration for MK:Smart. Interviewer, Adam Davidi, wanted to know how Playground Energy were ‘reinventing […]

More and more people engage in MK:Smart Citizen Lab

Community Action MK hosted the second Citizen Lab workshop ‘People Powered Change’, which took place at Margaret Powell House this week. The talks and workshop drew people from various different sectors into an engaging discussion about the future of Milton Keynes. This well-attended, vibrant event, hosted by Community Action MK, attracted participants from a variety […]

People Powered Change: MK:Smart Citizen Lab

Are you interested in shaping the future of transport, energy and water use in Milton Keynes? Hear stimulating talks from our guest speakers about some innovative community initiatives, and get involved in the debate for change in MK. MK:Smart Citizen Lab is part of the MK:Smart project, a smart city initiative led by The Open […]

MK:Smart CitizenLab talks complementary transport systems in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is known for its grid-based road network, intersected by over 300 roundabouts.  The complementary Redway network of combined foot and cycle paths stretches over 270km, as a signature feature of Milton Keynes’ unique combined transport network. The MK:Smart CitizenLab recently hosted the first in a three year series of workshops that are designed […]