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Liège-Guillemins station designed by Santiago Calatrava courtesy of Flickr user Stijn Hosdez

On track for agglomeration: learning from Europe on High Speed Rail

Steve Connor reports on the Independent Transport Commission’s new report on the spatial effects of High Speed Rail investment schemes across Europe.

Equity, sustainability and the 'viable economy'

Mark Burton presents the Steady State Manchester team's 'Viable Economy' pamphlet

Manchester skyline by Simone Ridyard

Beautiful, healthy cities? We need a dialogue with Denmark

Danish and British experts are meeting in Manchester to ask a critical question: how do we create beautiful cities with a more resilient economy, healthier residents and a better quality of life for everyone?

Manchester Skyline by Flickr user Treevis

The long journey to low carbon

Ashley Crumbley on the challenges faced by the GM Low Carbon Hub's Buildings Group and our city region's building stock.

'Rainy Date' by Hamed Parham

Adapt and thrive: Greater Manchester joins roster of EU cities adapting to climate change

Greater Manchester joins more than 60 other cities committed to integrating climate change into all key plans and strategies as part of 'Mayors Adapt'.

Installation begins for Rochdale solar array

Rochdale embraces a new solar future

Mark Hillsdon reports on Rochdale's transformation of a waste disposal site into a solar farm.

Mic image by Flickr user Mika Hiltunen under a Creative Commons licence

Platform Live: Food, Cities and Human Behaviour

On October 16, 2014, there will be a half day of inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world exploring the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

Erin at the Festival Gardens Park, Liverpool

I just can't find my PLACE in this World

Richard Tracey, interim Project Director for the Atlantic Gateway Parklands, outlines the progress being made towards delivering the Atlantic Gateway Parklands - the 'Landscape for Prosperity'

Investment Case: Wythenshawe

Companies from all across Manchester gathered in Wythenshawe last Friday to find out how business can benefit from the vast improvements that have taken place in the area after years of investment in educational facilities, health, transport and employment skills.

Neil McInroy

Q&A: Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is a national independent think tank and charity based in Manchester. Clare Wiley meets CEO Neil McInroy to discuss poverty, social justice and sustainability

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