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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.

'Man Approaching Footbridge' by Flickr user Helen M Bushe

ESTA leaves legacy for Local Enterprise Partnerships

The Environmental Sustainability Technical Assistance (ESTA) project closed in December 2014.

ELGT Edinburgh Cycleway

A tale of two urban cycle tracks

The Alternative? Catherine Barlow profiles two urban cycle tracks, the Fallowfield Loop in Greater Manchester and the Innertube in Edinburgh.

Carbon Coop house

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

Jonathan Atkinson profiles how Carbon Coop members are benefiting from large-scale home energy improvements through retrofitting measures.

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.

'Food for Thought'

‘Food for Thought’: international multi-stakeholder workshop brings food waste experts to Manchester

The University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute brought leading social scientists together with policymakers, representatives of the third sector and UK supermarkets to share state of the art thinking about food waste.

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.

Equity, sustainability and the 'viable economy'

Mark Burton presents the Steady State Manchester team's 'Viable Economy' pamphlet

Grow Wild - A Tale of Two Cities

Winning Wildflowers

‘Tale of Two Cities’ set to receive £120,000 Big Lottery Funding as it’s unveiled as Grow Wild’s England flagship project

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