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Manchester worker bee by Flickr user Joachim Baran

Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering our becoming an eco-city?

Nadine Andrews explores Manchester's ability to transform into an eco-city, by beginning at the beginning, with life.

Book review: The Battle for Sustainable Development

Steve Connor reviews the recently released 'England's Northwest and the Battle for Sustainable Development' by Walter Menzies.

Greater Manchester Growing Schools Hub

Raichael Lock reports on the first Green Teach Meet as 30 teachers receive lessons in outdoor learning.

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.

Autumnwatch 2013

Programming sustainability at the BBC: Albert, cultural change and technology

The Alternative? Beth Perry meets Richard Smith, Sustainable Production Manager at the BBC and considers the relationship between technology and cultural change.

Photograph by Jill Jennings

Is blue the new green?

Can Manchester become the capital of the north's waterways? What's the future for our rivers? Walter Menzies invites you to attend the 2014 Manchester and Pennine Waters Forum on 19 June to ask questions and share ideas.

All aboard for Eco Homes tour

Mark Hillsdon reports on Carbon Co-ops Eco-home events and bus tours.

Liverpool Arena

From a regenerated Mersey to global Atlantic Gateway

Walter Menzies, former CEO of The Mersey Basin Campaign introduces the latest projects from the Atlantic Gateway Partnership including plans to create a 'Landscape for Prosperity'.

Regeneration: past, present, future

Manchester is one of the best examples of urban regeneration in the UK, but what lessons can we learn from what has worked well in the past to make sure that future projects in this city region are just as successful?

Medlock in Daisy Nook Country Park via Flickr user Pedrik

Restoring the River Medlock

Mark Hillsdon looks at the efforts being made to rejuvenate and restore the River Medlock under the European Water Framework Directive.

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