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Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Can Greater Manchester take the right steps to becoming an exemplar healthy place?

Michael Chang, Projects and Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association discusses the extent to which the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has set out strategic public health and healthcare priorities and needs.

Clearance to Renaissance: New Islington

In an extract from his new book, Changing Places In England's North West, Walter Menzies explores the millennium community of New Islington.

Sweeping the ‘Chimney’: Cleaner Air for Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the importance of developing a cleaner, more sustainable Greater Manchester and how the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can help us achieve this.

Your questions answered: What is the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework?

An in-depth explanation of exactly what the Spatial Framework is, how some of the info was compiled and why Greater Manchester needs it.

Cottonopolis to cool: Manchester's Northern Quarter

Walter Menzies examines the vibrant history of the Northern Quarter, a hub of alternative and bohemian culture, in an extract from his book Changing Places in England's North West.

What can natural capital do for our urban environments?

Understanding the multiple benefits and opportunities to be gained from natural solutions.

Understanding the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

MP Jonathan Reynolds discusses the importance of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and what the plan really means for the region.

How does your garden grow?

Domestic gardens offer a remarkable depth and range of benefits, particularly in urban areas, and we want you to help us enhance and better understand the value of this important Green Infrastructure in Greater Manchester.  

Back for good: textile manufacturing in Greater Manchester

Lorna Fitzsimons explores Greater Manchester's rich textile history and explains how The Alliance Project (TAP) is working to raise the profile of the industry across the UK.

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