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Turn Up the Volume: Experiments in Local Economics

What can be done to support local economies?  Alex Wharton reports on Rethinking Prosperity - Experiments in Local Economics, a recent workshop held at the Centre for Sustainable Living.

Greater urban resilience: we need a cure

Jess Symons attends the launch of the rebadged, refocused and remastered Centre for Urban  Resilence and Energy at the University of Manchester.

Mapping for green growth across Old Trafford

Old Trafford resident and foodie activist Debbie Ellen reports on the inspiration local residents are taking from the city of New York in their bid to 'Grow Old Trafford'.

Metropolitan Revolution

So what's so special about Manchester then, Bruce?

Jess Symons reports on 'An audience with Bruce Katz' and the Metropolitan Revolution reshaping America, and Manchester.

Tony White by Karen Regn

Post-melt dystopia and the Literature Festival

Karen Regn reports on how the Manchester Literature Festival is tackling climate change with 'Shackleton's Man Goes South' and a concerted effort around its own sustainability.

Rethinking prosperity? This could be the conference for you

Event alert: a one-day conference is being held at MERCi’s Bridge 5 Mill in November to explore alternative ways to shape our local economy and measure progress beyond the narrow confines of Gross Domestic Product

Urban garden, Biospheric Foundation, Salford

Turn Up the Volume: Food and the City

What role can urban agriculture play in the creation of sustainable cities?  Alex Wharton reports on Food and the City, one of a series of events held at the Biospheric Foundation during MIF13. 

Turn Up the Volume: An Economy for All

How can we create an economy for all? Alex Wharton reports on the CLES Summit 2013.

Just city?

Turn Up the Volume: Towards a Just Manchester

What can be done to make Greater Manchester more just?  Alex Wharton reports on Manchester: A Just City?, one of a series of Urban Fora organised by cities@manchester.

Turn Up the Volume: Local Action in an Era of Localism

What does localism mean for local communities and what, in particular, does it mean for disadvantaged local communities who've felt the brunt of austerity and welfare cuts?  Alex Wharton summarises the main arguments made by speakers at a one-day research workshop at The Open University.

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