Category Archives: Devolution Agenda

MetroPolis presents: The Challenge of… Drugs

18:00 – 20:00, Thursday 15 November 2018 Manchester Metropolitan University The Challenge of Drugs is a MetroPolis event, designed to look in detail at the difficulties of formulating a coherent policy on drugs. Is it a public health issue, a … Continue reading

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Complex commissioning for complex needs using partnerships, individuals assets and lived experience

The third instalment of this year’s Social Justice Commissioning seminar series will take place on the 6th of November at Manchester Metropolitan University. According to research by the Lankelly Chase Foundation (2015), around 60,000 people in England experience multiple and … Continue reading

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The power and the potential – our Metro Mayors event at Labour conference

There was no shortage of frustration, but also plenty of energy and drive in evidence in Liverpool at a MetroPolis-sponsored ‘in-conversation’ event with the Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region Mayors. Hosted by the IPPR North think-tank, and ably chaired … Continue reading

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Newly published research demonstrates ways to improve the prospects of UK town centres

The High Street UK 2020 project has identified, through scientific means, not only the 25 priorities that will improve the vitality and viability of the High Street but also a helpful framework for town centre renewal. This research which is … Continue reading

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New industry body renews High Street optimism

The BID Foundation has launched today (Wednesday 17th January) to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a back-drop of ever-more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will … Continue reading

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New MetroPolis magazine is out now

Before we even knew who the candidates were to be the first directly elected Metro Mayors, we took a very firm view that we would actively engage with our devolved political structures, either just up the road in Manchester city … Continue reading

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Valuing Urban Nature

12:00 – 16:00, Tue 7 November 2017 HOME, Manchester CINEMA 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester M15 4FN Communities, artists, activists, researchers, ecological organisations and policy makers are invited to join us for an afternoon exploring the values of urban nature, … Continue reading

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Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy

17:00 – 19:30, Thurs 5th October 2017  Room G35 Manchester Metropolitan University Business School All Saints Campus Oxford Road Manchester, M15 6BH United Kingdom A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs In … Continue reading

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Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending

08:30-16:15, Tues 19 September, 2017 The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN Open Forum Events is hosting the Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending conference which will look to analyse the current trends in the prevalence of homelessness and the causes perpetuating … Continue reading

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MetroPolis associate Dr Chris O’Leary to speak at Homelessness event

Acting Director and MetroPolis associate Dr Chris O’Leary will present his research into homelessness within the private rented sector at ‘Addressing Homelessness: Reducing-Preventing-Ending’ on the 17th of September.  His session is titled “Understanding the underlying causes of homelessness in the private … Continue reading

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