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Manchester seeks to develop sustainable city blueprint

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Sustainability exhibition invites public to help develop green ideas

Manchester blueprint

(left to right) community researcher Sian Lucas, PHD student in Social Work; Beth Perry; Sir Richard Leese

A public exhibition which aims to develop ideas to make Greater Manchester more sustainable has opened at the city’s Cube Gallery.

Sustainable Stories will use visitors’ suggestions, guest speakers and a panel debate to help develop a blueprint for a more sustainable city.

Visitors’ ideas will be interpreted by artists from the Visual Minutes group and placed around the walls of the exhibition.

Displays will also show work by university researchers, while sustainability organisations will put forward expert speakers to inform the debate.

The exhibition is based on work carried out by Salford’s Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, which is funded by international sustainable development organisation Mistra Urban Futures.

Beth Perry, associate director of the centre, said: “Sustainable Stories is a chance to debate some of the fundamental issues facing urban areas today.

“We want to get people speaking to each other and contributing to the discussion through art, debate and viewing exhibits.”

The exhibition is taking place at the Cube Gallery, Manchester’s architecture and design centre, and runs until November 6.

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