Category Archives: Energy

MK – A Low Carbon Liveable City

Milton Keynes aspires to be a zero carbon city by 2050. So, what are the next steps? Come and hear more on 3rd July at MK Gallery. How do we shape the future city vision? Can we make a low carbon economy work? ‘A Low Carbon Liveable City’ will address these issues. This event will look at how we go […]

Smart thinking for energy sustainability

MK:Smart took centre stage at ‘Sustainability in Milton Keynes’ – a special Energy Club Event. Guest speakers from a variety of sectors, gathered to discuss issues surrounding energy management and reducing consumption. This event was co-organised by The Energy Club –  a network for sustainability professionals – and The Open University, in order to mark EU […]

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 […]

Open Data – MK:Smart addresses the challenge

The Open University’s Professor Gerd Kortuem presented ‘MK:Smart thinking’ at two Open Data Institute (ODI) events last week, illustrating diverse approaches to creating value from open data. Show me the future of: the built environment and open data This first event, hosted by Nottingham University on 19 May, was one of a series of ‘ODI Futures’ research afternoons. Prof. […]

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 […]