Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Greater Manchester is at the centre of a city-region agglomeration of 4.5 million people. It was one of the first industrial and global trading cities, and has seen rapid industrial restructuring and dereliction in and around the urban area. The peri-urban landscape of airports, motorways and waste treatment infrastructure, also contains innovations in multi-functional land use. These include planning policies, third sector development trusts, community forests and green cycle trails. The issues at stake in this region are how to solve conflicts resulting from different interest of spatial actors and how integrated approach shall be structured in order to coordinate development policies?


Mrs. Pam Warhurst, Board member Natural England: pam[at]


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Coordinator of PLUREL's research practice cooperation from Alterra in the Netherlands is Ms. Carmen Aalbers:

PLUREL project manager from the University of Copenhagen is Dr. Thomas Sick Nielsen