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Flailing Trees, Gustav Metzger

Remember Nature

Phil Barton implores residents and vistitors of Greater Manchester to demonstrate their respect for the natural world, take action and, in the words of artist and activist Gustav Metzger, to 'Remember Nature.' 

Event: Our Faith, Our Planet, Our Community

Join us on Monday 25th September at Manchester Cathedral for a special event where you can find out more about contributing to Manchester's plans to become a healthier, greener and more resilient city.

New Oldham-based tech accelerator to tackle UK 'poverty premium'

A new generation of tech companies will seek to tackle the high costs of everyday goods and services faced by people living in poverty, thanks to a major acceleration programme that launched in Oldham last week.

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency present at the United Nations

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) jointly presented Manchester’s approach to climate change engagement at the 5th Dialogue for Action for Climate Empowerment, held in Bonn in May.

Compassion or selfishness? The study that reveals a perceptions gap in values in Greater Manchester

A Greater Manchester study into our values has found that an overwhelming majority of individuals in the region – 85% – prioritise ‘compassionate’ values, such as social justice, environmental protection, forgiveness and honesty above ‘selfish’ values, such as wealth and social status.

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.  

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