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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.

Q&A: Cllr Sue Derbyshire, GM Low Carbon Hub

Part of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub leads the region's low carbon agenda. Cllr Sue Derbyshire, leader of Stockport Council and new chair of GMLCH, gives Clare Wiley an overview of the hub's goals.

Green trends: how responsible is Manchester fashion?

Clare Wiley reports on how Manchester's fashion community is contributing to a more sustainable industry.

Fuelling our future

Helen Seagrave reports on the findings from her working paper 'Greater Manchester: how will we fuel our future?'

Gothenburg by Flickr user Ulf Bodin under a Creative Commons licence

From Gothenburg to Cape Town with Mistra Urban Futures

Steve Connor reports from a project workshop with Gothenburg, Cape Town, Kisumu and Greater Manchester, sharing their insights on how sustainability is governed and delivered in their respective cities.

Low carbon and renewables are big business

Ricki Unger reports on Low Carbon and Renewables week at the International Festival for Business.

It's our castle, not our keep

Baron Frankal on the economics of our housing market and the rise and rise of the 'rentysomethings'.

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RENEW Northwest's legacy lives on

RENEW Northwest allow access to their archives, encouraging professionals in regeneration to learn from their experiences.

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