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Perspectives Essay: Creating Sustainable Communities

In this essay, Alison Surtees argues that we need to work together differently if we want to create sustainable communities. A balance has to be struck between economics (who pays), ecology (impact on environment) and society (communities); and everyone (communities, the public, private and third sector) has to be involved, bringing their expertise in each area to ensure collective ownership.

Hulme: Off the Critical List

From the archive: Beth Perry and Alan Harding argue that Hulme in Manchester may have come out of intensive care, but to be truly considered a success story, it must deliver well-being to all its residents. Originally published in New Start magazine, 24 January 2003.

Creative energies and incubating sustainability

From the IE archives: As established businesses get to grips with sustainability and social responsibility, attention is being refocused on the role that smaller, faster-moving businesses can make in reshaping our region. Words by Trevor Bates and portrait of Alex Marshal M.Ent by Tracey Gibbs.

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