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Barton road Corn Mill & Aqueduct & lock on River Irwell from Chetham Library's 1773 Mullineux Collection

Bringing life back to the Irwell

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.

Liz Newell speeds by the Brompton Dock at Piccadilly

City infrastructure and the great bicycle economy

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?

Vélocity victory: £20 million to support cycling in Greater Manchester

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.

GMHP logo + Omega Nebula hydrogen cloud

Fuelling the future: new hydrogen partnership launches

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.

GMEV launches at the Intu Trafford Centre

Our friends electric: EV network goes live

A new electric vehicle charging point network and pay as you go programme, launches this weekend across all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

Atelier at Piccadilly Basin

Manchester: Capital of the North's waterways?

Walter Menzies heralds the arrival of the Manchester and Pennine Waterway Partnership which has launched this month at the Lowry in Salford Quays and introduces its forthcoming 'manifesto' for the waterways.

Original image by Tennen-Gas

Park up and plug in: Greater Manchester's new electric vehicle charging network

A new electric vehicle charging point network and pay as you go programme, led by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), has been announced by Sir Richard Leese at a launch at Manchester Central.

Going Dutch? Greater Manchester builds a £20m bid for cycle superhighways

Greater Manchester has made a bid for £20 million to make cycling safer and easier across the city region. If successful this will be the first phase of an ambitious "Vélocity 2025" strategy which will see cycling in Greater Manchester transformed over the next 12 years.

Greater Manchester skyline

Perspectives Essay: How can sustainability be understood in Greater Manchester?

In this Perspectives Essay, written for the University of Salford and Mistra Urban Futures GMLIP programme, Eamonn Boylan promotes a view of sustainability based on transforming the quality of provision of public agencies as a means of creating opportunities for people to make logical choices that support sustainable outcomes and increase personal independence.


Decarbonise the City

Greater Manchester aims to become a global leader in a new kind of economics.  The world’s definitive industrial city marks out a new, sustainable path for its future. Under the banner of 'Decarbonise the City' this series of case studies outlines how Greater Manchester Combined Authority plans to embrace a low carbon future, become more competitive and future-proofed.


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