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Green in the City

06 Oct 2010

New exhibition showing how Manchester is taking on climate change

A new exhibition “Green in the City” has opened at:

The interactive exhibition explores the challenges that climate change will bring to cities and towns, and how the organisations involved in Corridor Manchester are working together to find solutions for Manchester. It also encourages local residents to take up the challenge in their own homes, gardens and streets.

Visitors to the exhibition will learn how climate change may impact on Manchester - short periods of extreme heat in the summer, winters becoming much wetter and a greater frequency of storms - all of which can lead to a poorer quality of life and health for residents. There is also an economic cost to the city of £21 billion by 2020, as identified in the Manchester: A Certain Future published last year, if steps aren’t taken now to address the problem.

The exhibition highlights the work already happening on the Corridor (the Oxford Road area of Manchester) which aims to make the area an open laboratory for scientists from Manchester’s universities to work together with research companies to develop, test, experiment and measure the impact of initiatives to tackle reality of climate change.

Professor John Brooks, chair, Corridor Manchester said: “The two universities and hospital trust have long and successful histories of stimulating new ideas and changing ways of thinking. The Corridor enables these institutions to face the problems of climate change together, and this exhibition shows how our joint efforts are starting to mobilise the public and make a real difference."

The exhibition will be at the Whitworth Art Gallery until 10 October and will then be moving to the following locations:

For further information, visit: