Category Archives: Devolution Agenda

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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Responding to ‘Spice’: Developing an integrated response

09:15 to 16:30, Friday, 14 July 2017 The aim of the event is to develop an integrated strategy to reduce use and a range of harms and impact that the use of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (more commonly referred to … Continue reading

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester: Promise and Challenge of his office

7pm, Thurs 6th July 2017 Room 3.14, Business School, All Saints, Manchester Metropolitan University (3rd Floor) One of the most important recent developments in the civic life of Manchester and the North West has been the election of the Mayor … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Innovative Social Investment: Reforming public services

Thu 22nd June – Friday 23rd June, 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University M15 6BH Manchester Metropolitan University is leading a Horizon2020 project Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening Communities in Europe. This project comes to an end in October 2017. The Manchester team … Continue reading

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