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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.

Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

Revaluing wood waste

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Tree Station, a member-based approach to sustainable woodland management in Greater Manchester.

Ancoats Canal Project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts to revitalize an old industrial infrastructure in Ancoats.

Greening of Stevenson Sq, courtesy of Cityco Manchester

So what have trees ever done for us?

Pete Stringer from the Red Rose Forest team outlines the multi-faceted value of street trees and why they are a significant, but worthwhile, investment.

Pulling together for a green and blue city

Mark Hillsdon reports on the work of Manchester: A Certain Future's Green & Blue Infrastructure Group.

The Alternative? 5 Oaken Clough Terrace

The Alternative? Elisa Burrai profiles 5 Oaken Clough Terrace in Ashton-under-Lyne.

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