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New Oldham-based tech accelerator to tackle UK 'poverty premium'

A new generation of tech companies will seek to tackle the high costs of everyday goods and services faced by people living in poverty, thanks to a major acceleration programme that launched in Oldham last week.

Researching the realisation of a ‘just city’

A funded PhD position is available on the team that helped to launch Platform. The brief will be to look at communication, engagement and environmental governance in Greater Manchester.

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency present at the United Nations

Manchester Museum and Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA) jointly presented Manchester’s approach to climate change engagement at the 5th Dialogue for Action for Climate Empowerment, held in Bonn in May.

Compassion or selfishness? The study that reveals a perceptions gap in values in Greater Manchester

A Greater Manchester study into our values has found that an overwhelming majority of individuals in the region – 85% – prioritise ‘compassionate’ values, such as social justice, environmental protection, forgiveness and honesty above ‘selfish’ values, such as wealth and social status.

Partnership collaborates to change Greater Manchester food for the better

Following the launch of the Good Food Greater Manchester Partnership in 2016, the Good Food Greater Manchester Interim Board is looking forward to engaging with the wider Greater Manchester community (individuals, organisations and businesses) to promote ‘Good Food’ and push forward on its priorities in the coming year.

Mapping Participatory Urban Governance

The Jam & Justice project are producing a map of Participatory Urban Governance. Drawing from across the Global South & North, we are looking to produce a collection of inspiring, workable, and actually existing examples of how citizens can be involved in decisions, processes and structures that affect them.

Can Greater Manchester take the right steps to becoming an exemplar healthy place?

Michael Chang, Projects and Policy Manager at the Town and Country Planning Association discusses the extent to which the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has set out strategic public health and healthcare priorities and needs.

Clearance to Renaissance: New Islington

In an extract from his new book, Changing Places In England's North West, Walter Menzies explores the millennium community of New Islington.

Sweeping the ‘Chimney’: Cleaner Air for Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the importance of developing a cleaner, more sustainable Greater Manchester and how the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can help us achieve this.

Cottonopolis to cool: Manchester's Northern Quarter

Walter Menzies examines the vibrant history of the Northern Quarter, a hub of alternative and bohemian culture, in an extract from his book Changing Places in England's North West.

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