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Car-free in the twenty minute city

A vision for a car-free city centre has been outlined by a group of residents, activists and experts after two workshop sessions in central Manchester. The text below is the collaborative vision they've set out for a 'twenty minute city'.

UKGBC event at University of Salford

Greater Manchester Can Seize the Opportunity of Green Infrastructure

UKGBC’s Robert Winch reflects on the evidence base for green infrastructure, the challenges to its creation and opportunities available to accelerate this.

Peel Building University of Salford

Developing the Nature-Based Solutions Living Lab at Salford University

Dr Nick Davies gives us the very first insight into the University of Salford’s Living Lab.

The Top 10 Projects Greening Greater Manchester

Take a look at the best projects helping Greater Manchester adapt to climate change right now.

New trees along road

Greater Manchester to Invest Over £1.5million in New Tree Planting

The city region has secured funding from The Urban Tree Challenge Fund, matching existing resources, to plant both small saplings and large urban trees.

RHS Bridgewater plans

RHS Garden Bridgewater to open in July 2020

This week, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced that its fifth garden and first new garden for nearly two decades, RHS Garden Bridgewater, is opening to the public from Thursday 30 July 2020.

GrowGreen West Gorton

GrowGreen: Greater Manchester is getting greener!

Find out how Greater Manchester is leading the way in nature-based solutions.

Bird survey on River Irwell, Greater Manchester

The Wonderful Winter Wetland Bird Blitz

This weekend we braved the weather to take part in the Winter Wetland Bird Blitz. Take a look at what we found on the River Irwell.

Living wall in Manchester City Centre

The IGNITION Project: How We’re Getting People Switched On to Climate Change

The Royal Horticultural Society has been engaging the public about climate change and the ways we can fight against it. Rosie from the RHS shows us how the IGNITION project is battling the effects of climate change.

GM Mayor Andy Burnham plants Sphagnum moss

GM Mayor Andy Burnham visits Moorland Partnership

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham today lent a hand to a partnership restoring the peat bogs above Oldham.

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