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Greater Manchester becomes UK’s first WHO and UN Environment BreatheLife region

Greater Manchester has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling air pollution by becoming the UK’s first member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN Environment-led ‘BreatheLife’ cities network – with a pledge to meeting strict WHO air quality targets.

Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference

Leading practitioners from across the country attended the Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Annual Conference in Salford recently, to discuss how best to adopt a natural capital approach in urban environments.

Sweeping the ‘Chimney’: Cleaner Air for Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the importance of developing a cleaner, more sustainable Greater Manchester and how the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can help us achieve this.

Understanding the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

MP Jonathan Reynolds discusses the importance of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and what the plan really means for the region.

Planning for 'Garden City Suburbs' in Greater Manchester

Great places don’t happen by accident, you need a plan.

Disability groups celebrate open access on cycle route

People with disabilities, parents cycling with children, tandem riders, and standard bicycle riders have overwhelmingly welcomed a trial opening of barriers along Sustrans’ Fallowfield Loop cycle route, one of Greater Manchester’s most popular traffic-free paths.

Making Places: Greater Manchester's Spatial Framework

The first draft of Greater Manchester’s spatial framework goes live in October and will guide how we develop our homes, workplaces and transport over the next 20 years.

Clean Cities Agenda and the GM business context

The pro-manchester Green Economy group and Transport and Infrastructure Group have organised an expert panel to discuss what a Green Cities agenda actually means for Manchester and the wider local economy.

Research meets Cycling - In the City and for the City

Gabi Schliwa (University of Manchester) and Graeme Sherriff (University of Salford, see contributor profile) share insights from the 12th Cycling and Society Research Symposium held in Greater Manchester and reflect on what cycling research means, and could mean, for the region.

Greater Manchester charges ahead with electric vehicles

Electric vehicle use in Greater Manchester has rocketed over the past 12 months.

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