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Responsible Tourism comes to Manchester

From Tripadvisor to Google Glass, the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will explore the challenges and opportunities currently facing sustainable tourism, reports Clare Wiley.

Regeneration: past, present, future

Manchester is one of the best examples of urban regeneration in the UK, but what lessons can we learn from what has worked well in the past to make sure that future projects in this city region are just as successful?

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The Alternative? Transition Town Bolton and the circular economy

Beth Perry profiles Transition Town Bolton, part of the Transition Towns initiative, and their emphasis on the creation of a circular economy.

City council publishes its emissions reduction plans

Manchester City Council has set out ambitious plans to reduce its carbon emissions over the next three years.

Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

Manchester: A Certain Future - update from the Buildings Sub-Group

Maggie Walker and Esther Barnes with an update from the sub-group dedicated to MACF's buildings theme.

Update from the energy sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future

An update from the work of the MACF Energy Sub-Group from Damian Burton, the chair of the sub-group.

Revaluing wood waste

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Tree Station, a member-based approach to sustainable woodland management in Greater Manchester.

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The road to Beijing lies through Brussels

Baron Frankal argues that for our nation - and our city - our relationship with Brussels is a critical part of our appeal to Chinese markets.

Thinking allowed: values and learning for sustainable futures

In this short essay Tim May examines how, in our dialogue around sustainability, we anaesthetise ourselves against the effects of current actions on the environment because we are not faced with the voices from future generations.

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