Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

At the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP hailed Milton Keynes as an internationally recognised leader in smart city technology.   “As recently as 20 years ago, the term smart cities would not have registered with most people, myself included,” said the Rt Hon Greg Hands while addressing the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s New Year reception on 1 February. “It would have been incredulous to think of city where every person could access real time information on where there was a free parking space; a city where refuse collectors known exactly when your recycling bins are full… the pace of change has been astonishing. This is all happening right now!”   Presenting technology as an opportunity to enhance economic development, sustainability and quality of life for people in urban spaces, Hands reinforced the Government’s commitment to ensuring that British business leads the way in making the...


Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

Triple win for MK:Smart the Smart Cities UK Awards 2017 The Smart Cities UK Awards recognise the very best examples of smart city transformation across the UK so MK:Smart was especially proud to have won in two categories, with the CAPE project, an initiative closely associated with MK:Smart, also...

LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

A wireless sensor network that specifically meets the needs of Internet of Things solutions is now available in Milton Keynes.   Over 30 businesses gathered at the University Campus Milton Keynes last week for the launch of the city’s own LoRa network—a wireless sensor network...

Professor Stephen Potter gives his vision for urban mobility

Professor Stephen Potter gives his vision for urban mobility

The Open University’s expert on transport strategy leads discussion on connected vehicles and intelligent infrastructure at a prestigious conference on smart cars and urban mobility.   Last month saw Milton Keynes host the very first trial of a driverless car in the UK. This milestone...


Major delegation from China visits Milton Keynes

Senior figures from the worlds of planning and business in China visited Milton Keynes on Friday (4 November) as part of a UK mission to potentially kick-start a major international smart city partnership between leading Chinese and UK cities.   Milton Keynes Council, the city-based...