Greater Manchester Green City Region. Creating a greener, greater city region differently

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IGNITION: How Do People Feel About Greenspace?

Is Greater Manchester in love with its local nature-based solutions? The IGNITION project asked GM’s citizens what they really feel about our local landscape.

 

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FREE WEBINAR: Biodiversity Net Gain in Greater Manchester

Professionals working on the delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain Greater Manchester will want to sign up for this new webinar.

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Events workers retraining for retrofit in Greater Manchester

An innovative new project established by a theatre technician in Manchester is helping struggling events workers to tackle the climate crisis by retraining in energy efficient home retrofit.

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Joining the Dots: The Value of Critical Friends

With 12 partners already working on Greater Manchester’s IGNITION project, what insight can critical friends bring to the table to combat the climate emergency? Amanda Skeldon, IGNITION project Campaign Manager at Business in the Community explains.

 

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Green Summit 2020: your BUILDING questions answered

Throughout this year’s Green Summit, we asked viewers to post their questions each day for our speakers to answer.   We tried to answer as many as we could by the live chat stream, however there were some questions which needed a more thorough answer.   This is our response collated from colleagues and partners…

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University of Salford Welcomes IGNITION Living Lab

The IGNITION project's innovative Living Lab has unveiled its first phase over at the University of Salford.

Why Do We Need Green Walls?

We know that green walls look beautiful, but their performance goes way beyond aesthetics. If urban planners, businesses, and local authorities can capitalise on this opportunity to utilise the vast surface area walls take up in our urban areas we could transform how the built environment functions.

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Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020: The Highlights

Last week we saw the Greater Manchester Green Summit 2020 which took place over four days. This year for the first time ever all our content, including presentations, talking heads, in-depth interviews and live Q&As were online where people could tune in from their homes.

An Update from the IGNITION Living Lab

The University of Salford is proud to announce that Phase 1 of the IGNITION project Living Lab has started construction.

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Why Do We Need Sustainable Drainage Systems?

A damaging combination of urban development and increasing rainfall means we can no longer expect the urban environment to channel all rainfall into our drainage systems and eventually our waterways. This can lead to major flooding events. As we begin to harness nature to soak up rainfall and ease this pressure, we need to also recognise how sustainable drainage systems are the way forward for society, people and wildlife. The IGNITION project has made the evidence available to begin this conversation.

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