By Mark Clapson
Validated in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's biggest new urban and one of many fastest-growing city parts within the united kingdom. it's also a suburban urban, really beloved and preferred by way of so much of its citizens.For many purposes, although, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its priceless contemporary classes are normally missed in debates approximately nationwide city coverage. This publication discusses the preferred and highbrow prejudices that experience distorted understandings of the hot urban. A urban is not anything with no its humans, in fact, so Mark Clapson appears at who has moved to Milton Keynes, and discusses their studies of settling in. He additionally confronts the typical fantasy of the recent city's soullessness with an account of group and organization that emphasizes the power of social interplay there.
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CD (Hux Records, 1998); The Style Council, Come to Milton Keynes, on Our Favourite Shop CD (Polydor, 1985). 4 Mark Clapson, ‘Technology, social change, and the planning of a post-industrial city: a case study of Milton Keynes’, in David Goodman and Colin Chant (eds), European Cities and Technology: Industrial to Post-Industrial City (London: Routledge, 1999), pp. 279–300. 5 Letters, Milton Keynes Express, 26 August 1977. See also Jack Trevor Story, ‘Story of my life’, Milton Keynes Express, 2 September 1977.
Pooley’s ideas were supported by a number of key personnel on Bucks County Council, notably the County Clerk and various members of the council housing planning committee. And they were bold enough to attract the attention of Ian Nairn. 16 Where did Milton Keynes come from? 25 Unfortunately for Pooley, his city would never be realised. In a classic containment manoeuvre, he was invited onto the Board of Milton Keynes Development Corporation from 1967 as a ‘special advisor’, and, as Walter Bor has since recalled, ‘we started to assemble our arguments against [Pooley’s plan]’: and eventually, in Pooley’s presence, we had to demolish the plan, and Pooley eventually, gracefully, agreed that his plan was not implementable.
It emphasises that the many levels of social interaction, both formal and informal, were proof of the ideas in the Plan for Milton Keynes: locality would remain as a base for community, but the growing range of interests in people’s lives would draw people together on a voluntary basis as and when they felt the need to enjoy a shared enthusiasm, fight for a cause or take up an issue. Milton Keynes, it becomes clear, was never a dormitory city or a sleepy satellite of London. Welcome to Milton Keynes 17 Finally, Chapter 9 observes the negative attention that Milton Keynes continued to attract into the early years of the twenty-first century.
A Social History of Milton Keynes: Middle England Edge City (Cass Series--British Politics and Society,) by Mark Clapson