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The Future City Debate: Priming the local economy

22.5.2014
Stephen Gregory, City Centre I (detail), 1977. Courtesy Milton Keynes Council

Stephen Gregory, City Centre I (detail), 1977. Courtesy Milton Keynes Council

Stephen Gregory, City Centre I (detail), 1977. Courtesy Milton Keynes Council

 

The Future City Debate: Priming the local economy

Presented by the Fred Roche Foundation

Thursday 22 May / 7pm / Doors 6.30pm / Free

Pre-booking essential via Eventbrite

 

Building on the success of last December’s talks that accompanied the Future City exhibition, MK Gallery collaborates with The Fred Roche Foundation to host several more in the coming months, aiming to stimulate creative discussion and debate around subjects that are vital to the growth and vitality of Milton Keynes. 


This talk will address how we prepare for growth in the future, and a diverse and prosperous local economy that embraces enterprise and forward thinking ideas. 


Speakers: 

  • Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Cities. 
  • Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy, MK Council
  • More TBC
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    The Fred Roche Foundation celebrates the life of Fred Roche (1931-1992), who led the team in the 1970s who built the new city of Milton Keynes.  The Foundation endeavors to keep his spirit of creative exploration, innovation and vision alive in Milton Keynes.  

     

    He believed in the power – or rather the duty – of architecture to improve society.  If Milton Keynes is one person’s creation, it was Fred Roche’s”.  (Stephen Bayley, The Guardian)

     

     

    Watch a video of the debate