Thursday July 23 will see the launch of the EcoCities project (www.ecocitiesproject.org.uk) at Manchester Town Hall. The project, funded by property developer Bruntwood and the Oglesby Charitable Trust, and run by University of Manchester, is looking at adaptation to climate change and seeks to provide an adaptation blueprint for Manchester by the end of 2011.
Keynote speeches on the theme of “Our visions for EcoCities and the Manchester City Region” will be given by Professor Alan Gilbert President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Council Leader Sir Richard Leese and Michael Oglesby, Chairman of Bruntwood and The Oglesby Charitable Trust. A formal Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and University on climate adaptation will also be signed.
MCFly has interviewed Dr Jeremy Carter of EcoCities about the challenges Manchester faces. You can read the full interview at http://www.manchesterclimatefortnightly.info/adaptation.html