From Grey to Green - the Changing Face of Urban Nature in Manchester

Authors and Affiliations: 

Dave Barlow, Manchester City Council


As the Region's economic powerhouse, how has Manchester's urban landscape adapted  to a changing socio-economic climate? How can landscape change and nature attract investment?

New priorities, bold  partnerships, community engagement and empowerment have led to a sea change in how the City's biodiversity resource is managed,  perceived and understood.  Using a range of exciting and innovative local case studies, the evolution of the world's first industrial City from dark satanic mills to green champion will be explored.