Category Archives: Citizens

Make My City Smarter!

MK:Smart was part of a select range of Open University projects showcased to parliamentarians, in the Atlee Suite of Portcullis House in Westminster last Wednesday (9th March 2016). The team comprising of Jaisha Bruce, Jane Whild and Mathieu d’Aquin (Activity Leader: Data) from the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and Daniel Gooch and Annika Wolff from the […]

Photo Competition Launched for MK Citizens

Whether you are an aspiring photographer or enjoy taking pictures MK:Smart would love you to take part. So, what’s your take on Milton Keynes as a ‘smart city’?  You could win one of a range of fantastic prizes, which include: A free place at the 10-week ‘Digital photography: creating and sharing better images’ course provided by the OU and The Royal Photographic Society […]

Our MK website ready for collaboration!

Our MK, the new collaborative website designed for sharing ideas on how to transform Milton Keynes into a smart and sustainable place to live in, was showcased at the launch event held at Transport Systems Catapult office on Wednesday 23rd September. Story submitted by Anna Klis-Davies from Community Action: MK Launched as part of the city-wide […]

The second project advice workshop for MK: Smart and Our MK

Anna-Klis Davies from Community Action: MK reported on this event which introduced MK residents to the Citizen Ideas Competition The Citizen Innovation team at MK:Smart held it’s second project advice workshop on Wednesday 29th of July at Community Action: MK office in Acorn House. The workshop was designed for MK Citizens who have submitted their ideas and projects […]

MK:Smart holds its first project advice workshop

Our Citizen Innovation team hosted the first in a series of advice workshops this week, organised to support MK citizens with great project ideas to apply for funding through our Citizen Ideas Competition. It is open to projects aimed at improving transport, energy, water, health or environment in MK. The successful entries will be granted funding to help […]

Funding for Big Ideas in MK

Have you got a great idea for an innovative project in MK? Enter the Our MK Citizen Ideas Competition for a chance to win funding to run your project! Our MK is bringing together communities, data and enterprise to transform Milton Keynes. We want your innovative ideas for transport, energy, water, health and environment in our city, […]

Community Action: MK takes Our MK to the local community

Anna Klis-Davies, from the MK:Smart Citizen Engagement team, reports from local community events where we’ve been promoting our new citizen ideas website.   Accessible at, the platform is an interactive website available to MK citizens. Every citizen can set-up their own profile on the website and upload any ideas (or even more detailed projects) they might […]

Community Action: MK features at MK’s Big Green Day

MK:Smart’s Community Action: MK team attended the city’s first ever Big Green Day at Stadium:MK last Saturday (18 April). The event was intended to encourage people to take alternative transport to the venue ahead of the MK Dons’ 6-1 defeat of Leyton Orient. There were many stall holders that attended including The Parks Trust, Ark Farm, Festive […]

MK:Smart will feature at the city’s Big Green Day

MK:Smart will be exhibiting at the city’s first ever Big Green Day to be held at Stadium:MK this Saturday (18 April). Rebecca Brown from Community Action: MK will be bringing her team to the stadium to discuss Energy, Water and Transport matters with MK residents. The event is being held on matchday to raise awareness of […]

Talking Transport at MK College

Rebecca Brown from Community Action: MK reports on taking the MK:Smart roadshow to the ‘Re-freshers Fair’ Last month we attended MK College to speak to students about Transport in our city. The big question was “What would your number one idea be for improving transport in MK?” The conversations we had highlighted buses as a key […]

The Big Energy Debate

Rebecca Brown from Community Action: MK Reports on our latest MK:Smart Citizen Lab event ‘The Big Energy Debate’; where we were asking “What role can communities play in developing solutions to our energy challenges” We held our first MK:Smart debate on Friday 5  September at the National Energy Foundation in Knowlhill as part of the […]