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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.

Lead image above taken from the 2014 M:ACF Annual Report, featuring beekeeping atop Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Len Grant.

Juniper keynote at a Certain Future AGM

Manchester's climate change plan will report on progress and feature a keynote address from a leading climate campaigner at its AGM on Tuesday, 10 June.

Image of detail of low carbon housing retrofit by Charlie Baker

Smart communities demo for Low Carbon Hub

A new partnership between Greater Manchester's local authorities and one of Japan's leading organisations for energy research is delivering smart heat to 600 local homes.

Andreas Demmelbauer, Solar Panel

The Sunshine of St John's community generation project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles St John's Sunshine, an innovative project to bring together church, community and energy generation.

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