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Letter from Freiburg

Walter Menzies profiles the lessons we can learn from the city of Freiburg.

Castlefield & Salford, Jan Chlebik

MANCHESTER

There are bulrushes on a rooftop in Tasle Alley, just off Albert Square. You can see them as you cross Mulberry Street, towards St Mary's church. It is the roof of a small electricity sub-station. Hard to see who might have planted them, if anybody did. Perhaps this wetland plant chose Manchester...

 

Neil McInroy

Q&A: Neil McInroy, Centre for Local Economic Strategies

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) is a national independent think tank and charity based in Manchester. Clare Wiley meets CEO Neil McInroy to discuss poverty, social justice and sustainability

Pedalling into prosperity: the economics of cycling

Steve Connor reports on the social and economic benefits we can expect from increased levels of cycling across Greater Manchester and why it makes economic sense to invest in cycling infrastructure.

Cutting carbon emissions

MACF's thematic and monitoring groups report back on what is being done to help the city move closer to its carbon emissions reduction target.

Why we should all campaign for safe cycle routes to schools

Melissa Henry reports on Sustrans' recent Campaign for Safer Streets.

Sustainability: an uncertain future?

Felix Hulse reports on young people's attitudes towards sustainability.

The Carbon Classroom

Mark Hillsdon reports on this year's Carbon Active event, part of Manchester's ambitious Carbon Literacy Project.

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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.

Religion is a force for good. Discuss.

Upcoming event: Manchester's new debating 'salon' takes on the secular question at Albert's Chop House in June.

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