I live in the "New Town" of Milton Keynes - now over 40 years old, and a great place to live. The planning of the city was influenced by similar developments in the USA. Last week I had the opportunity to visit one of the US "New Towns", Columbia in Maryland. It is between Washington DC and Baltimore. Like Milton Keynes there are landscaped lakes - a large central mall - and 'villages' with their own community and neighbourhood shopping areas.
I look a couple of videos as I drove around the city. By the time you read this I should be back in Milton Keynes.
Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 22 June
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