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Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor, contributor to the Gothic Manchester festival

Crafting the Weird at Gothic Manchester Festival 2015

Laura Ager speaks to Kolyn Amor of Salford's Sacred Trinity church about the darker side of Manchester’s cultural scene.

Collecting accurate data at an urban level

Louise Marix Evans explores what kind of data can provide a meaningful measure of progress towards global urban sustainability?

Adapting to climate change in Greater Manchester

Is Greater Manchester prepared for climate change? Clare Wiley speaks to three leading figures about how the region is adapting.

Laura Ager on Brighter Sound

Manchester music: The future's Bright(er)

The Alternative? Laura Ager profiles Brighter Sound, a producer of creative music projects and events based in Manchester.

Queues, Clogs and Redemption

Wood Street Mission's history exhibition 'Queues Clogs and Redemption' opens this month, launching their 'Post Your Memory' campaign and helping to raise awareness of child poverty in Manchester.

Tackling tree pests and diseases in Greater Manchester: Ash Dieback

Spotting the symptoms of tree diseases and reporting them is essential for the future of our woodlands. 

Q&A: Walter Leal, professor of environment and technology

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He chats to Clare Wiley about tackling climate change quickly and smartly.

A self-help group selling Custard Apple seeds cultivated using small-scale irrigation practices in Kibwezi, south-eastern Kenya (October 2012)

Adapting to climate change — a global approach

The world’s leading agencies are convening in Manchester this month to ask: how do we adapt to climate change?

Q&A: Tim May, Professor & Co-Director of SURF

As part of our series of academic profiles, we chat with Tim May, Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford.

Creativity can change our streets

Julieta Duran argues that teamwork and creative thinking can help transform our streets into pleasant places for us to socialise, walk and cycle through.

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