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Digital days and bridging the divide: Go ON Manchester

Joanna Long on Go ON Manchester's campaign to empower more Mancunians by getting them connected and online.

The Alternative? Talking 'Bout Envirolution

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Envirolution, a community cooperative in Greater Manchester bringing a festival spirit to environmental and social change.

Perspective: Co-operators, let's keep on smiling

Sarah Davies keeps it in perspective and looks to a viable future for co-operative banking once the current crisis is over.

Greater urban resilience: we need a cure

Jess Symons attends the launch of the rebadged, refocused and remastered Centre for Urban  Resilence and Energy at the University of Manchester.

Biospheric Foundation signage

The Alternative? The Biospheric Foundation

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles the Biospheric Foundation, an initiative for rethinking food production and distribution in the city.

Co-producing sustainable urban development

Dan Silver and Amina Lone on why sustainable urban development must take a more pro-active and systematic approach to include the perspectives of people who live and work in communities.

The Alternative? Rethinking sustainability

Beth Perry introduces a new series of articles - The Alternative? - which explores the concept of 'alternatives' in rethinking sustainability in Greater Manchester.

Something's up: can you hear #OldhamCalling?

Something's going on, up in Oldham, and it's cascading out across every social media channel it can get a username for. Welcome to the #BraveNewOldham.

Mapping for green growth across Old Trafford

Old Trafford resident and foodie activist Debbie Ellen reports on the inspiration local residents are taking from the city of New York in their bid to 'Grow Old Trafford'.

Metropolitan Revolution

So what's so special about Manchester then, Bruce?

Jess Symons reports on 'An audience with Bruce Katz' and the Metropolitan Revolution reshaping America, and Manchester.

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