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Remaking the fabric of the city

The Alternative? Mike Hodson, Elisa Burrai and Catherine Barlow summarise eight lessons from the Remaking the Material Fabric of the City (RMFC) research.

Cleveland Road, Crumpsall by Flickr user Mikey

Q&A: Robin Lawler, Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub

Robin Lawler is chief executive of Northwards Housing and deputy chair of GMLCH's buildings group. He tells Clare Wiley what's being done to reduce carbon emissions from buildings across the region.

Child doing a low-carbon bag decoration at Carbon Active, a carbon literacy initiative. Photo by Jason Lock

The green heroes of Carbon Literacy

Manchester-based social enterprise Cooler Projects has won the Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement in the prestigious North-West Green Hero awards.

Alex Pepperhill, Rosebery Street in Moss Side being redeveloped as part of the Infusion Homes development.

Greater Manchester goes all retro(fit)

Michael O'Doherty profiles the work being done to deliver large scale, sustainable retrofit across the city region's domestic housing stock.

Nationwide Solar fit a PV array on Hilti's HQ building in Manchester

Manchester... running on the sun

Damian Burton reports on the Run on Sun and Manchester's solar aspirations.

Installation begins for Rochdale solar array

Rochdale embraces a new solar future

Mark Hillsdon reports on Rochdale's transformation of a waste disposal site into a solar farm.

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.

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.

Hydrogen for the future

GM Hydrogen Partnership inspiring the next generation of hydrogen and fuel cell engineers.

Fuelling our future

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

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