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

Co-producing sustainable urban development

Dan Silver and Amina Lone on why sustainable urban development must take a more pro-active and systematic approach to include the perspectives of people who live and work in communities.

The Alternative? Rethinking sustainability

Beth Perry introduces a new series of articles - The Alternative? - which explores the concept of 'alternatives' in rethinking sustainability in Greater Manchester.

Something's up: can you hear #OldhamCalling?

Something's going on, up in Oldham, and it's cascading out across every social media channel it can get a username for. Welcome to the #BraveNewOldham.

Steve Bosak, Chief Executive, Society for Ecological Restoration and Vincent Walsh at the Biospheric Foundation, Salford, Greater Manchester, July 2013 (Photo. D.Haley).

Manchester wins conference on 'Resilience Ecology'

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has confirmed Manchester as the destination for the 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration after 'Team Manchester' impressed decision-makers with the city's sustainable credentials.

Tony White by Karen Regn

Post-melt dystopia and the Literature Festival

Karen Regn reports on how the Manchester Literature Festival is tackling climate change with 'Shackleton's Man Goes South' and a concerted effort around its own sustainability.

The Sharing City: new report by Friends of the Earth

An argument for ‘sharing’ as a sustainable foundation for participatory democracy and a transformative approach to urban futures, produced for Friends of the Earth.

Mapping the Urban Knowledge Arena report

We need the integration of existing knowledge as much as new knowledge and need to reclaim the right to the city for those that work and live within it. Beth Perry introduces a report from the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform based on a series of collaborative, cross-sectoral activities in 2012.

Polyglot picture of multilingual Manchester

A new study from the University of Manchester has revealed Manchester to be one of the most linguistically diverse cities in Europe and the densest multilingual population in the UK, according to Joanna Long.

Urban garden, Biospheric Foundation, Salford

Turn Up the Volume: Food and the City

What role can urban agriculture play in the creation of sustainable cities?  Alex Wharton reports on Food and the City, one of a series of events held at the Biospheric Foundation during MIF13. 

From litter-ati to liter-ati: the challenge of a low carbon culture?

Beth Perry reflects on the everyday concerns that Greater Manchester citizens have around sustainability. Not talking the language of carbon, she suggests, does not mean people are sustainability illiterate.


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