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Greater urban resilience: we need a cure

Jess Symons attends the launch of the rebadged, refocused and remastered Centre for Urban  Resilence and Energy at the University of Manchester.

Early computer at MOSI

A 'Green Digital Charter' to reduce ICT footprint

Jess Symons on Manchester's signing of the EU Green Digital Charter and our plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the city's digital sector.

ardwick diagram

Geothermal renewable energy plan for Ardwick

Manchester continues to lead the way in the push for new, innovative ideas to beat fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions as Dublin-based GT Energy gets permission to begin drilling two exploratory boreholes.

In place of growth, a steady state economy

A Manchester where all people can thrive without harming the planet? Mark Burton introduces the Steady State Manchester Project which argues for an alternative - and more sustainable - model to unfettered growth.

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.

Manchester experts help shape EU climate policy

Manchester's climate change experts helped shape the direction of EU policy for adaptation this week, having been called upon to advise Europe on how it can prepare for future changes in our weather and climate.

Grow With Wyre Forestry apprentices, Fahra Collins & Andy Jones, courtesy Forestry Commission / Isobel Cameron

Urban forestry and developing a green economy

The idea that jobs in forestry, forest products and woodland management could be a boon for the urban metropolis of Manchester appears counter-intuitive, but there's real growth in trees.

Investing in green growth for Greater Manchester

A low carbon economy is one of the principle goals in the forthcoming, updated Greater Manchester Strategy. Here Mark Atherton introduces the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, its priorties, programmes and governance arrangements.

Empowering Manchester – The British Energy Challenge

The British Energy Challenge exhibition arrived at Manchester Town Hall today and asked visitors to consider how energy is made and used, and what we can be doing to address the current energy challenge facing Britain.

It Wasn't Built in a Day

Why transforming the material fabric of cities matters

Decarbonising cities has become an increasingly important policy and research challenge. Debates usually focus on the role of cities as producers and reducers of CO2; city-level policy responses to decarbonisation; and the strengths and weaknesses of these responses. Mike Hodson and Alex Wharton summarise these issues and the role of policy, practice and research in enhancing city responses in Greater Manchester; and set out future work to enhance responses.

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