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More than the sum of its parts

Baron Frankal on Greater Manchester's Combined Authority and the governance of the city region.

Anne Selby of the Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group

Harnessing Greater Manchester's Natural Capital

As environmental commitments come under increasing pressure, Greater Manchester’s Natural Capital Group has been set up to help defend the green corner. Platform talks to its chair, Anne Selby.

Turn Up the Volume: Experiments in Local Economics

What can be done to support local economies?  Alex Wharton reports on Rethinking Prosperity - Experiments in Local Economics, a recent workshop held at the Centre for Sustainable Living.

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.

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