Metro mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham called for widespread retrofitting of properties across the North West, as the region looks to capture positive lessons from the pandemic and create a springboard for change.
The Government’s fiscal reaction to the coronavirus pandemic proves "the magic money tree has always been there", said Gavin Elliot, head of BDP’s Manchester studio, and raises questions as to why the funds have not been used to tackle climate change.
If Manchester is to achieve its aim of becoming net zero carbon by 2038 it must find a way of cutting emissions by 50% over the next five years, according to Gavin Elliott, head of BDP's Manchester studio.
Extinction Rebellion’s Jasmin Eastwood has stewarded at protests and camped out for a week as part of last summer’s pedestrianised blockade in Manchester, and she also happens to be an architect at Sheppard Robson.
Designs for the latest attempt to overhaul Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens are being worked up, which according to the landscape architect behind the project will bring out the gardens' "unique character".