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Reiselfeld tram

Letter from Freiburg

Walter Menzies profiles the lessons we can learn from the city of Freiburg.

Castlefield & Salford, Jan Chlebik

MANCHESTER

There are bulrushes on a rooftop in Tasle Alley, just off Albert Square. You can see them as you cross Mulberry Street, towards St Mary's church. It is the roof of a small electricity sub-station. Hard to see who might have planted them, if anybody did. Perhaps this wetland plant chose Manchester...

 

Hough End Hall: let's make it ours!

Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan on a local campaign to take listed Hough End Hall into community ownership.

Nationwide Solar fit a PV array on Hilti's HQ building in Manchester

Manchester... running on the sun

Damian Burton reports on the Run on Sun and Manchester's solar aspirations.

Pile of old bricks

The Wall Needs Your Help This Weekend

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Jen Wu's The Wall and the possibility for reclaiming community spaces in new regeneration projects.

Skyline

RENEW Northwest's legacy lives on

RENEW Northwest allow access to their archives, encouraging professionals in regeneration to learn from their experiences.

Lead image above taken from the 2014 M:ACF Annual Report, featuring beekeeping atop Manchester Art Gallery. Photo by Len Grant.

Juniper keynote at a Certain Future AGM

Manchester's climate change plan will report on progress and feature a keynote address from a leading climate campaigner at its AGM on Tuesday, 10 June.

Image of detail of low carbon housing retrofit by Charlie Baker

Smart communities demo for Low Carbon Hub

A new partnership between Greater Manchester's local authorities and one of Japan's leading organisations for energy research is delivering smart heat to 600 local homes.

Andreas Demmelbauer, Solar Panel

The Sunshine of St John's community generation project

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles St John's Sunshine, an innovative project to bring together church, community and energy generation.

Event - Greenbuild challenges Manchester to make its buildings better

Greenbuild Expo is back at Manchester Central on May 7th and 8th. The sustainable buildings and refurb event has a packed schedule of debates, workshops and seminars, as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest green solutions - all for free!

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