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Q&A: Walter Leal, professor of environment and technology

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He chats to Clare Wiley about tackling climate change quickly and smartly.

A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

Q&A: Tim May, Professor & Co-Director of SURF

As part of our series of academic profiles, we chat with Tim May, Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford.

Creativity can change our streets

Julieta Duran argues that teamwork and creative thinking can help transform our streets into pleasant places for us to socialise, walk and cycle through.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Joshua Poh

Time to disinvest?

The lecture halls may have fallen silent, and students disappeared for their summer holidays, but there is still a lot of deep thinking being done in the corridors of power at the University of Manchester (UoM).

Q&A: Alex Wharton, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

Next in our series of academic profiles, we chat with Alex Wharton, a Research Fellow at the University of Salford with interests in the co-production of knowledge and urban spaces.

A Tale of Two Cities celebrates at Everton Park

The Liverpool ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ team hosted a celebration event on July 18th that filled Everton Park with music, poetry, wildflowers ... and giant dancing bees!

Q&A: Jessica Symons, Research Fellow at the University of Salford

As part of a feature that aims to capture the wonderful work being done by academics at the University of Salford on sustainability, we chat with Research Fellow, Jessica Symons.

An update from Heritage Trees

Red Rose Forest's Heritage Trees project has enjoyed great success over the last few months. Here, we fill you in on the story so far.

Hulme Community Garden Centre is growing with Kickstarter

Hulme Community Garden Centre wants to sow the seeds of development and build a new extension so they can continue to engage and inspire communities in Greater Manchester – and you can help!

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