Platform. The everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester.

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

Pedalling into prosperity: the economics of cycling

Steve Connor reports on the social and economic benefits we can expect from increased levels of cycling across Greater Manchester and why it makes economic sense to invest in cycling infrastructure.

Stockport 2506_ by Flickr user Brian Rogers

Q&A: Eamonn Boylan, GM Low Carbon Hub

Stockport Council's chief executive and lead chief executive for the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, Eamonn Boylan, tells Clare Wiley how the GMLCH is working towards a carbon reduction target of 48% in Greater Manchester by 2020.

Manchester worker bee by Flickr user Joachim Baran

Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering our becoming an eco-city?

Nadine Andrews explores Manchester's ability to transform into an eco-city, by beginning at the beginning, with life.

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