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Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts in Greater Manchester to promote an old technology to address current ecological and economic problems.

Saddleworth Community Hydro

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles a social investment to re-vitalise pre-existing technologies and assets.

Global conference on urban health to hit Manchester in 2014

March 2014 will see policy makers and experts on urban health from across the world gather in Manchester for the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH).

More than the sum of its parts

Baron Frankal on Greater Manchester's Combined Authority and the governance of the city region.

Anne Selby of the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group

Harnessing Greater Manchester's Natural Capital

As environmental commitments come under increasing pressure, Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Group has been set up to help defend the green corner. Platform talks to its chair, Anne Selby.

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.

Victoria Station in Manchester - wall mural

Looking East, looking West: beyond HS2

Baron Frankal on the possibility of high speed rail 'beyond HS2' and the economic impact of better connecting together our great Northern cities.

Perspective: Co-operators, let's keep on smiling

Sarah Davies keeps it in perspective and looks to a viable future for co-operative banking once the current crisis is over.

Taking a longing look at London

We need a shift in policy, investment and attitude if we're to level the playing field for cities like Manchester, argues Baron Frankal.

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.

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