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FutureShock – The Resilient City

If you pull back and look across the last 300 years, Manchester has proven to be the most resilient city in the world.

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.

ECOSTAR Natural Talents: training and support initiative

An exciting training and support initiative for young professionals and students has been set up to improve entrepreneurship and innovation skills tailored to the marketing and economics of ecosystems and biodiversity.

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.

Can Greater Manchester take the right steps to becoming an exemplar healthy place?

Michael Chang, Projects and Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association discusses the extent to which the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has set out strategic public health and healthcare priorities and needs.

Your questions answered: What is the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

An in-depth explanation of exactly what the Spatial Framework is, how some of the info was compiled and why Greater Manchester needs it.

Back for good: textile manufacturing in Greater Manchester

Lorna Fitzsimons explores Greater Manchester's rich textile history and explains how The Alliance Project (TAP) is working to raise the profile of the industry across the UK.

Opportunity for all? We have a plan for Greater Manchester

We forecast 200,000 new jobs for the people of Greater Manchester in the next two decades and we need a spatial plan that meets that level of ambition.

Critical City Infrastructure: Greater Manchester

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

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