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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.

Manchester Cycles in Copenhagen’s Tracks

Greater Manchester went a little bit Danish this week...

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.

Danish Bike Life Comes to Manchester

Danish Bike Life Comes to Manchester

Manchester joins race to be the Copenhagen of Britain.

They’re not making a MESS of climate change in Marple

Platform reports on a roundtable in Marple where local people and activists got to share their views and concerns with Labour’s lead on climate change.

'Corridor010101', Manchester Corridor

Manchester – the smart city

Manchester has provisionally been awarded a share of a €24 million pot as part of a unique ‘Lighthouse Project’ to demonstrate cutting edge green technologies. 

ELGT Edinburgh Cycleway

A tale of two urban cycle tracks

The Alternative? Catherine Barlow profiles two urban cycle tracks, the Fallowfield Loop in Greater Manchester and the Innertube in Edinburgh.

Ian Wray’s proposed Pennines National Park

Framing the future, with IPPR’s Great North Plan

How do we address huge disparities in infrastructure funding between London and the South East and the rest of Britain? Perhaps we need a Great North Plan.

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