In this essay, Phil Griffin takes a journey from Hull to Salford and uncovers the aesthetic, symbolic and very real opportunities that a humble (and not-so-humble) bridge can create.
As the winning design for a new Salford footbridge is announced, Phil Griffin considers what bridging the Irwell could mean for the city.
Mark Atherton is the Director of Greater Manchester's Low Carbon Hub and in this piece for Platform outlines their plans, and hopes, for the year ahead.
Baron Frankal on the possibility of high speed rail 'beyond HS2' and the economic impact of better connecting together our great Northern cities.
We need a shift in policy, investment and attitude if we're to level the playing field for cities like Manchester, argues Baron Frankal.
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.
The river makes the city: Mark Hillsdon reports on the continued transformation of the River Irwell and the development plans that run along its course.
With a further £20m to spend on cycling infrastructure, courtesy of its successful Vélocity funding bid, Greater Manchester is working hard to become a cycle-friendly city region, but what will be the economic impact?
Greater Manchester has been awarded £20 million from the Government’s ‘Cycle City Ambition Grant’ to help kick-start a campaign to encourage people to take up cycling.
The research expertise of Manchester’s three leading universities is at the centre of a drive to bring a carbon-free version of a new energy source to the city.