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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.

Is Manchester really a Smart City? Discuss.

Chair of Downtown Manchester in Business, Michael Taylor, introduces the latest in a series of critical debates that celebrate and stimulate Manchester's intellectual heritage.

In place of growth, a steady state economy

A Manchester where all people can thrive without harming the planet? Mark Burton introduces the Steady State Manchester Project which argues for an alternative - and more sustainable - model to unfettered growth.

Tony White by Karen Regn

Post-melt dystopia and the Literature Festival

Karen Regn reports on how the Manchester Literature Festival is tackling climate change with 'Shackleton's Man Goes South' and a concerted effort around its own sustainability.

(c) Peter Fuchs

Turn up the volume on the values of sustainability

Beth Perry and Alex Wharton argue that we need to turn up the volume on the articulation of different values for the relationship between economic, social and environmental concerns in the city-region.

The Sharing City: new report by Friends of the Earth

An argument for ‘sharing’ as a sustainable foundation for participatory democracy and a transformative approach to urban futures, produced for Friends of the Earth.

Rethinking prosperity? This could be the conference for you

Event alert: a one-day conference is being held at MERCi’s Bridge 5 Mill in November to explore alternative ways to shape our local economy and measure progress beyond the narrow confines of Gross Domestic Product

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