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EcoCities: The Bruntwood Initiative for Sustainable Cities

Manchester cityscape

EcoCities is an initiative led by the University of Manchester and funded by Bruntwood, drawing on the expertise of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) and Centre for Urban Regional Ecology. The project will focus on the response of urban areas to the impacts of climate change, looking particularly at how we can adapt our cities to the challenges and opportunities that a changing climate presents.


Manchester metro

EcoCities has now provided Greater Mancheter with its first blueprint for an integrated climate change adaptation strategy. Based on leading scientific research, extensive stakeholder engagement, and best practice examples of new programmes successfully piloted during a three-year period, Four Degrees of Preparation was launched at the Adapting the City conference on 14 May 2012.