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Making people laugh: Brinnington Community Association, Stockport

Alex Wharton talks with Maureen Dalton about Brinnington Community Association, its value to local people and the challenges involved in funding and organising social, recreational and educational activities at Brinnington Community Centre.

'The Langworthy Link' by Flickr user mwmbwls

The Cornerstone of community

Beth Perry talks to John Phillips, from Salford’s Langworthy Cornerstone about some of the challenges and joys of running a community centre.

Gavin Elliot, MACF

Q&A: Manchester: A Certain Future

Manchester: A Certain Future is the city’s recognition of climate change, and a commitment to take collaborative action. Clare Wiley speaks to Gavin Elliot, chair of the MACF steering group

'Payday Lending' A Debate With SARF and Carl Packman

'Payday Lending' a debate with SARF and Carl Packman

The Manchester-based Social Action & Research Foundation (SARF) brought writer, researcher and broadcaster Carl Packman together with members of the public to join in a debate on the causes and effects of the rise of payday lenders, as well as the best way to tackle the harmful social consequences.

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Join Our Editorial Panel!

Calling all sustainability supporters and aspiring editorial masterminds! We are looking for individuals to join our Platform Editorial Panel to assist us in some creative thinking and idea generation regarding new events and editorial opportunities. Most importantly, we want people who are enthusiastic about shaping the future of sustainability.

BDP Office Manchester

Tell Us Manchester!

On the 10th December 2014, BDP played host to a flagship event, which saw eight representatives present their diverse range of eco-projects within and around Manchester.

Paul Longshaw and Mike Taylor

Pendleton Together: Self cynical. Radical. Curious. Ironic. Brutal. Wonderful.

Things are changing in Pendleton. Here, we talk to Salford University’s Head of Industrial Partnerships, Mike Taylor, and Salford City Council’s Programme Director Paul Longshaw on the history of the area and what lies ahead in its future.

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Platform Live: Food, Cities and Urban Behaviour

Platform's first live event featured inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world as they exlored the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

Image by Jason Lock

Safer streets mean healthier people

This week Sustrans is supporting Road Safety Week, an annual campaign organised by the charity Brake, to highlight road traffic accidents and encourage everyone to look out for each other on our roads.

St. John's Sunshine - mosaic

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.

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