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Why we should all campaign for safe cycle routes to schools

Melissa Henry reports on Sustrans' recent Campaign for Safer Streets.

Gothenburg by Flickr user Ulf Bodin under a Creative Commons licence

From Gothenburg to Cape Town with Mistra Urban Futures

Steve Connor reports from a project workshop with Gothenburg, Cape Town, Kisumu and Greater Manchester, sharing their insights on how sustainability is governed and delivered in their respective cities.

The Carbon Classroom

Mark Hillsdon reports on this year's Carbon Active event, part of Manchester's ambitious Carbon Literacy Project.

vapour trails and electric wires

Event report - transition towards a low carbon economy

How can Greater Manchester secure a further 2.5m tonnes of carbon reductions, above and beyond business as usual, to ensure it hits its 48% target on CO2?

Responsible Tourism comes to Manchester

From Tripadvisor to Google Glass, the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will explore the challenges and opportunities currently facing sustainable tourism, reports Clare Wiley.

Event - Can Manchester become a cycling city?

What is the state of cycling in Manchester and what is its potential to become a cycle-friendly city in the coming years?

Medlock in Daisy Nook Country Park via Flickr user Pedrik

Restoring the River Medlock

Mark Hillsdon looks at the efforts being made to rejuvenate and restore the River Medlock under the European Water Framework Directive.

Update from the energy sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future

An update from the work of the MACF Energy Sub-Group from Damian Burton, the chair of the sub-group.

The Fallowfield Loopline

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the 21st Century relevance of 19th Century urban infrastructure.

Humber Bridge by Angie

Essay: Spanning our expectations; the work of building bridges

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.

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