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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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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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Measuring Greater Manchester’s Green and Blue Spaces: Creating an Urban Green Infrastructure Baseline

Jeremy Carter, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, reveals how developing a new understanding of Greater Manchester’s existing green and blue space will support the delivery innovative climate change solutions.

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Five councils across Manchester win funding for pioneering renewable energy project

Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.

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University of Manchester green space
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New University-led energy agency to turn Greater Manchester green

A new Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) to be established between three Greater Manchester universities, local government and industry has been announced today with the aim of kick-starting a decade of clean energy innovation to meet the region’s 2038 carbon neutral target.

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Why Do We Need Urban Green Space?

During the coronavirus lockdown, the extent to which we all truly need green spaces to live happy and healthy lives was brought into stark clarity. As around 85% of the UK population live in an urban area, the importance of understanding the benefits these urban green spaces bring is critical to making smart choices about how we invest in, build and maintain them.

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COP26 North West Power to the People: Enabling a Smart Energy Transition

Escape to Freight Island Escape to Freight Island, Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St,, Manchester

Tuesday 9 November 2021 Escape to Freight Island, Mayfield Depot, 11 Baring St, Manchester, M1 2PZ  Main programme 9.30-13.30 Smart talk sessions 13.30 -15.00 The North West has long been […]

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