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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.

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Event report: No More Cold Homes

Ricki Unger reports on a recent event to debate fuel poverty, warm homes and an 'energy bill revolution'.

Event - Greenbuild challenges Manchester to make its buildings better

Greenbuild Expo is back at Manchester Central on May 7th and 8th. The sustainable buildings and refurb event has a packed schedule of debates, workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest green solutions - all for free!

Event - Austerity, warmth and well-being: connecting fuel poverty and urban health

Join cities@manchester for an Urban Forum focusing on the health aspects of fuel poverty. A panel of experts will provide insights on these interrelated problems, followed by a discussion with the audience, and an opportunity for informal socialising.

Bedroom Tax has hit Wythenshawe hard, says social housing group

What impact did the Bedroom Tax have on Greater Manchester in 2013? Steve Connor reports on one snapshot that has been delivered in a pre-Christmas report from the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Chorlton Refurb

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Chorlton Refurb’s efforts to find ways of local people working together on reducing energy usage.

Women of the World discussion on sustainability

As part of the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform for Mistra Urban Futures on urban sustainability, a number of 'sustainable stories' were captured from members of the local community in Salford in 2012. One of these insights was from Emily Mmbololo, who ran a discussion with the Women of the World group in Kersal, Salford.

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Perspectives Essay: How can sustainability be understood in Greater Manchester?

In this Perspectives Essay, written for the University of Salford and Mistra Urban Futures GMLIP programme, Eamonn Boylan promotes a view of sustainability based on transforming the quality of provision of public agencies as a means of creating opportunities for people to make logical choices that support sustainable outcomes and increase personal independence.

Natural Environment and Adaptation

Natural Environment and Adaptation briefing papers used to inform discussions held at the Planning and Housing Commission and Environment Joint Commission Workshop, held in January 2012. The aim of the workshop was to explore shared interests for both Commissions and examine other, emerging issues within the Natural Environment White Paper to gain an understanding of how these issues fit with GMs strategic priorities, identifying next steps.

The EcoCities Project

By 2050, Greater Manchester's annual mean temperature could have increased by as much as 3.6 degrees Celsius, with our winters 36% wetter and summers 36% drier. We need to begin building resilience to the impacts of climate change, ensuring the stability of our society, our financial economy and the natural economy that sustains our daily lives.

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