This video has been produced in support of Urban Eden, a group whose members are campaigning for a more sustainable and publically-accountable urban development process in the new city of Milton Keynes (UK).
Of course, being a new city you'd think that Milton Keynes was perfect in every way but - alas - not so. The original and brilliant local plan for the city (much admired and emulated by urban planners the world over) is now being undermined by unelected officials who are determined to reverse the process and overturn some of the basic principles upon which the city has been built.
Urban Eden will not tolerate this arrogance and incompetence by those who are determined to destroy everything that's unique about the city - without even consulting those who live and work here.
Lend your support to the campaign by joining Urban Eden right now at urbaneden.org
"Our Urban Eden" is written and presented by Theo Chalmers (Chair, Urban Eden) with video production by Colin Barrett, who has lived and worked in the city since 1977 and who edits the popular website for camcorder users called simplydv.co.uk.
"We shall fight them on the beaches. Or rather - on the Boulevards!"
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