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Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Mapping Participatory Urban Governance

The Jam & Justice project are producing a map of Participatory Urban Governance. Drawing from across the Global South & North, we are looking to produce a collection of inspiring, workable, and actually existing examples of how citizens can be involved in decisions, processes and structures that affect them.

Clearance to Renaissance: New Islington

In an extract from his new book, Changing Places In England's North West, Walter Menzies explores the millennium community of New Islington.

Cottonopolis to cool: Manchester's Northern Quarter

Walter Menzies examines the vibrant history of the Northern Quarter, a hub of alternative and bohemian culture, in an extract from his book Changing Places in England's North West.

How does your garden grow?

Domestic gardens offer a remarkable depth and range of benefits, particularly in urban areas, and we want you to help us enhance and better understand the value of this important Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester.  

Critical City Infrastructure: Greater Manchester

Roger Milburn examines our dependency on the critically important physical infrastructure supporting our cities, towns and villages.

Greater Manchester's Garden City Suburbs

All great cities need to grow and Greater Manchester is a great city. Through a combination of urban infill and Garden City Extensions, the city has the opportunity to continue its recent growth spurt, thereby securing its position as a great European City.

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

Greater Manchester’s ‘Little Bill’ scheme scoops national energy efficiency award

Content is King… and Queen and Jack and all the Aces

An opinion piece by Dr Jessica Symons, University of Salford, drawing insight from attendance at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: Creative industries in England - regional growth, funding models and policy priorities.

She is sustainable

An exciting event is coming up in July for women working in sustainability in North West England.

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