Thursday 26 January 2017

Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2HQ

0900 – 1730

The seminar in Milton Keynes is the first in the series of events and is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Milton Keynes.


9.00 Registration/ Coffee/ Networking

09.45 Welcome Shane Downer, Heritage Officer, MK Council; Cllr Liz Gifford, MK Council Portfolio for Heritage

 Session 1: The AHRC New Towns Heritage Project

10.00 Dr Bob Colenutt, Oxford Brookes University; Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Coventry University

 Session 2: New Towns as Historic Urban Phenomenon in the 20th Century

10.20 Professor Stephen Ward, New Towns: A European Perspective (PDF file) Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University

10.40 Steven Bee, How New is New? Commonality and Distinctiveness among ‘New’ Settlements (PDF file) Chair, Academy of Urbanism, and Board Member, Historic Towns Forum

11.00 Panel discussion and Q&A

11.30 Tea/ Coffee/ Networking

 Session 3: New Towns as Heritage Challenge in the 21st Century

11.50 Dave Chetwyn, Planning for Heritage in New Towns (PDF file) Chair, Historic Towns Forum; and Managing Director, Urban Vision CIC

12.10 David Lock, The Plan for Milton Keynes; A Framework, not a Blueprint (PDF file) David Lock Associates, Milton Keynes

12.30 Panel discussion and Q&A

13.00 Lunch/ Networking

Session 4: Exploring the Milton Keynes New Town Heritage

14.00 Bus Tour of MK Heritage led by David Lock, David Lock Associates

Session 5: Reflections and Outlook

16.15 Reconvene: Plenary

16.40 Drinks Reception

17.30 Close