People Powered Change: MK:Smart Citizen Lab

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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 University.  The People Powered Change workshop in Central Milton Keynes is just one in a series of events that give you the chance to share your ideas on how to address local infrastructure issues.

Spaces are going fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Date: Wednesday 21 May

Time: 10am – 2pm (Lunch provided)

Venue: Margaret Powell Suite, Midsummer House, Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes


10.00 – 10.30   Refreshments

10.30 – 12.00   Talks from guest speakers

12.00 – 13.00   Lunch, networking and warm up for next session

13.00 – 14.00   Citizen Lab (citizen forum on Smart City ideas)

WorkshopTheme: ‘People-Powered Change’

MK:Smart partner, Community Action MK will be hosting the event in Central Milton Keynes. Listen to talks about real community initiatives that are happening right now, then share your thoughts and ideas over lunch.

Speakers include:

Ged DevinCooperatives UK – on community shares

Cat Hobbs, We Own It – on the role of public ownership of services

James Alcock, The Plunkett Foundation – on community ownership of local shops, pubs, libraries, renewable energy schemes and more

Katherine Horsham, Here To Isington – on co-production and developing volunteering

Jeremy Fennell, Locality – on the latest successes in asset-based community development

For more information on the series of workshops and how to get involved in the MK:Smart Citizen Lab contact: