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Victoria Station in Manchester - wall mural

Looking East, looking West: beyond HS2

Baron Frankal on the possibility of high speed rail 'beyond HS2' and the economic impact of better connecting together our great Northern cities.

Perspective: Co-operators, let's keep on smiling

Sarah Davies keeps it in perspective and looks to a viable future for co-operative banking once the current crisis is over.

Taking a longing look at London

We need a shift in policy, investment and attitude if we're to level the playing field for cities like Manchester, argues Baron Frankal.

Greater urban resilience: we need a cure

Jess Symons attends the launch of the rebadged, refocused and remastered Centre for Urban  Resilence and Energy at the University of Manchester.

The Alternative? Rethinking sustainability

Beth Perry introduces a new series of articles - The Alternative? - which explores the concept of 'alternatives' in rethinking sustainability in Greater Manchester.

Metropolitan Revolution

So what's so special about Manchester then, Bruce?

Jess Symons reports on 'An audience with Bruce Katz' and the Metropolitan Revolution reshaping America, and Manchester.

Early computer at MOSI

A 'Green Digital Charter' to reduce ICT footprint

Jess Symons on Manchester's signing of the EU Green Digital Charter and our plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the city's digital sector.

Steve Bosak, Chief Executive, Society for Ecological Restoration and Vincent Walsh at the Biospheric Foundation, Salford, Greater Manchester, July 2013 (Photo. D.Haley).

Manchester wins conference on 'Resilience Ecology'

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has confirmed Manchester as the destination for the 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration after 'Team Manchester' impressed decision-makers with the city's sustainable credentials.

Is Manchester really a Smart City? Discuss.

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.

In place of growth, a steady state economy

A Manchester where all people can thrive without harming the planet? Mark Burton introduces the Steady State Manchester Project which argues for an alternative - and more sustainable - model to unfettered growth.

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