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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.

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.

Tony White by Karen Regn

Post-melt dystopia and the Literature Festival

Karen Regn reports on how the Manchester Literature Festival is tackling climate change with 'Shackleton's Man Goes South' and a concerted effort around its own sustainability.

(c) Peter Fuchs

Turn up the volume on the values of sustainability

Beth Perry and Alex Wharton argue that we need to turn up the volume on the articulation of different values for the relationship between economic, social and environmental concerns in the city-region.

The Sharing City: new report by Friends of the Earth

An argument for ‘sharing’ as a sustainable foundation for participatory democracy and a transformative approach to urban futures, produced for Friends of the Earth.

Rethinking prosperity? This could be the conference for you

Event alert: a one-day conference is being held at MERCi’s Bridge 5 Mill in November to explore alternative ways to shape our local economy and measure progress beyond the narrow confines of Gross Domestic Product

Mapping the Urban Knowledge Arena report

We need the integration of existing knowledge as much as new knowledge and need to reclaim the right to the city for those that work and live within it. Beth Perry introduces a report from the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform based on a series of collaborative, cross-sectoral activities in 2012.

Investing in green growth for Greater Manchester

A low carbon economy is one of the principle goals in the forthcoming, updated Greater Manchester Strategy. Here Mark Atherton introduces the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, its priorties, programmes and governance arrangements.

Polyglot picture of multilingual Manchester

A new study from the University of Manchester has revealed Manchester to be one of the most linguistically diverse cities in Europe and the densest multilingual population in the UK, according to Joanna Long.

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