City Design: What Went Wrong at Milton Keynes?

  title={City Design: What Went Wrong at Milton Keynes?},
  author={Michael Edwards},
  journal={Journal of Urban Design},
  pages={87 - 96}
  • M. Edwards
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Economics
  • Journal of Urban Design
Practitioners need evaluations of why the intentions in plans fail in implementation. This paper seeks to identify and explain how the plans for neighbourhood layout in Milton Keynes so comprehensively failed in the process of realization. The 1970 plan should have generated dense development along urban main streets, lined with shops, services, bus stops and turnings. In the city as built, densities are lowest along the main roads; shops, services and bus stops are ensconced within residential… 
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