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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.

Platform Live audience

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.

Reiselfeld tram

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.

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