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Platform Live: Food, Cities and Human Behaviour

On October 16, 2014, there will be a half day of inspiring talks and discussion from speakers from the city, academia and all over the world exploring the challenge and opportunity of sustainability.

Harvesting time at Orchard 49

Fruitful work at Orchard 49 for Apple Day

Situated in Old Trafford, Orchard 49 is a community space that grows a variety of fruit. Clare Wiley pays a visit as it gears up for Apple Day on 4 October.

Pile of old bricks

The Wall Needs Your Help This Weekend

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Jen Wu's The Wall and the possibility for reclaiming community spaces in new regeneration projects.

Erin at the Festival Gardens Park, Liverpool

I just can't find my PLACE in this World

Richard Tracey, interim Project Director for the Atlantic Gateway Parklands, outlines the progress being made towards delivering the Atlantic Gateway Parklands - the 'Landscape for Prosperity'

Makeover for the River Medlock

A 300m section of the river, spanning from Clayton Vale to Phillips Park, has been transformed thanks to a project delivered jointly by the Environment Agency, Manchester City Council, Groundwork and the Irwell Rivers Trust.

Investment Case: Wythenshawe

Companies from all across Manchester gathered in Wythenshawe last Friday to find out how business can benefit from the vast improvements that have taken place in the area after years of investment in educational facilities, health, transport and employment skills.

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

Stockport 2506_ by Flickr user Brian Rogers

Q&A: Eamonn Boylan, GM Low Carbon Hub

Stockport Council's chief executive and lead chief executive for the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, Eamonn Boylan, tells Clare Wiley how the GMLCH is working towards a carbon reduction target of 48% in Greater Manchester by 2020.

Q&A: Cllr Sue Derbyshire, GM Low Carbon Hub

Part of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub leads the region's low carbon agenda. Cllr Sue Derbyshire, leader of Stockport Council and new chair of GMLCH, gives Clare Wiley an overview of the hub's goals.

Hydrogen for the future

GM Hydrogen Partnership inspiring the next generation of hydrogen and fuel cell engineers.

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