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Opinion: The great divide? Greater Manchester and its students

Opinion piece from Bianca Manu on the need to bridge a gap between Greater Manchester's students and the local community.

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles efforts in Greater Manchester to promote an old technology to address current ecological and economic problems.

Visitors to Manchester Museum's Living Worlds gallery

From natural history to environmental sustainability

Henry McGhie, head of collections and curator of zoology at the Manchester Museum reports on the thinking behind the Museums’ Living Worlds gallery which reinvents natural history for the 21st century.

Riot police in Piccadilly Gardens, August 9 2011, by Phil Long via Flickr

Perspectives essay: Urban faultlines and the dissonant city

A perspectives essay from Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford Manchester, on urban faultines and the 'perpetual dissonance' of the city.

New life for rescued raspberries and renegade red onions

Rebecca Nicholl reports on an innovation from EMERGE and their Fareshare franchise: a range of 'Perfectly Good' preserves that cut food waste and offer a delicious addition to any table.

Digital days and bridging the divide: Go ON Manchester

Joanna Long on Go ON Manchester's campaign to empower more Mancunians by getting them connected and online.

The Alternative? Talking 'Bout Envirolution

The Alternative? Beth Perry profiles Envirolution, a community cooperative in Greater Manchester bringing a festival spirit to environmental and social change.

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.

Co-producing sustainable urban development

Dan Silver and Amina Lone on why sustainable urban development must take a more pro-active and systematic approach to include the perspectives of people who live and work in communities.

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.

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