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Developing a carbon neutral community venue

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Affetside Millennium Green Trust Community Venue.

Pulling together for a green and blue city

Mark Hillsdon reports on the work of Manchester: A Certain Future's Green & Blue Infrastructure Group.

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.

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.

Bedroom Tax has hit Wythenshawe hard, says social housing group

What impact did the Bedroom Tax have on Greater Manchester in 2013? Steve Connor reports on one snapshot that has been delivered in a pre-Christmas report from the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Millgate Theatre by Flickr user Jim Grady

Millgate Arts Centre

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles the Millgate Arts Centre and an example of how a volunteer-run arts centre builds capacity to install solar panels.

Improving Davyhulme’s Environmental Awareness

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles a long-term biography of a community-based environmental awareness initiative in Davyhulme.

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.

Think again. Re-imagining sustainable development in the North of England

The third workshop in the N8 New Thinking in the North project considers how collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and creative and community practitioners might contribute to new models for sustainable living.

Global conference on urban health to hit Manchester in 2014

March 2014 will see policy makers and experts on urban health from across the world gather in Manchester for the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH).

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