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A Young Citizens’ Assembly

Led by the Politics Project, young people are getting the chance to produce their own agenda for Greater Manchester

Image by Sue Langford of cat on blue wall

Green down your street: planning eco-neighbourhoods

A series of workshops have been held to get pro-active plans off the ground for ‘eco neighbourhoods’ across Manchester.

Your invitation to Manchester: A Certain Future's 2015 AGM

Manchester: A Certain Future's AGM is on 7 July at Manchester Town Hall with Sir Richard Leese opening and a keynote from Craig Bennett, the new Executive Director of Friends of the Earth.

Food Waste Transitions - Collaboration towards a Sustainable Food System

The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, is holding an event in Central London this June to mark the finale of ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’.

ESOF 2016: A science revolution in Manchester

There isn't long until the call for proposals to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 programme closes, with submissions needing to be made before 1 June 2015.

The Rooftop Project: finding space to be Curious-in-Action in Manchester

On 28th March, a mass-collaborative, co-designed community rooftop project launches in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and for the first time is made accessible to the public for The Ladies’ Room radical history event #RooftopProject.

Manchester Town Hall

The making of the Greater Manchester mayor – what next?

Opposition to a mayoral model for Manchester overlooks a decade of innovation and collaboration that has delivered economic and social benefits for the region, says Francesca Gains, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Manchester.

Trees in hard landscapes – Getting it right in Greater Manchester

Matthew Millett reports from the Trees in Hard Landscapes event taking place at Manchester Museum’s Kanaris Lecture Theatre.

Creating a sustainable food chain in Greater Manchester - from the ground up!

In 2011, Manchester Veg People set out to start a food revolution; a multi-stakeholder co-operative of local organic growers and buyers. Here, Deborah Linton explores how developers intend to take it to the next level in a slow to grow market.

'Payday Lending' A Debate With SARF and Carl Packman

'Payday Lending' a debate with SARF and Carl Packman

The Manchester-based Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) brought writer, researcher and broadcaster Carl Packman together with members of the public to join in a debate on the causes and effects of the rise of payday lenders, as well as the best way to tackle the harmful social consequences.

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