Leaders Plus 4: Proposals for GM & Graduation

On 11th January Future of Greater Manchester hosted the Leaders Plus 4 Proposals and Graduation event, looking into the future of street space – and of Greater Manchester cross-sector leadership! GM Leaders Plus 2023 candidates presented four short, sharp Proposals for GM on ‘Reclaiming the Street’. Attendees  learned, connected, debated and celebrated, as this fantastic …

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Alumni go backstage at Aviva Studios

Future of GM kicked off its Alumni Network programme with an exclusive tour of game-changing Aviva Studios, guided by Jack Thompson, Technical Director of the Manchester International Festival (MIF). Aviva Studios, home of Factory International, is a landmark new cultural space for Manchester and the world. The multi-use space can adapt to host any set-up …

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The Future of GM on show

The ‘future of Future of Greater Manchester’ was very much on show at our fizzing summer party on 20th July! A crowd of 80+ (despite rail strikes) shared connections, inspiring chat, a snapshot of FoGM plans and lovely food & drink courtesy of generous hosts Rider Levett Bucknall. The animated group mixed cross-sector top execs, …

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GM Leaders Plus 4 – We’re off!

The fourth round of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus kicked off in March with a buzzy launch and mentor-mentee meet-up, a central Manchester walkabout and workshop on Connecting with Place and a lovely lunch to start connecting with each other – and that was just the first 24 hours! Two weeks later, the group explored leadership …

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Mentor Awards come to GM!

To celebrate the immense and often life-long contribution mentors make to candidates on Future of Greater Manchester and Future of London programmes, we invite you to nominate your favourite(s) for our second mentor awards! A big change from the 2021 inaugural awards is that Future of GM will host its own event as part of …

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Future of GM launches next phase

Find out what’s in store for 2023 at Future of Greater Manchester: from courses through diversity and alumni networks to intercity exchanges (online and 3D!), there’s lots to get involved with for practitioners in GM – across and beyond the UK. Find out more…

Greater Manchester Leaders Plus 3: Proposals for GM

The third round of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus came to a close on 1 December with candidates presenting their Proposals for GM to an audience of sponsors, course contributors, colleagues, nominators and alumni. This was the first GM Leaders Plus proposals event able to take place in person, and it’s safe to say the energy …

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Integrated Planning for Net Zero: Greater Manchester case study

As part of our Integrated Planning for Net Zero series, we’re highlighting our research on Greater Manchester’s trailblazing local area energy plans. This research was commissioned by Connected Places Catapult. Energy plans to meet net zero targets Using £3m funding from UK Research and Innovation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been working on an …

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Redefining Community in Manchester

The best way to get your head around a place is to experience it – with that in mind, a key part of Greater Manchester Leaders Plus is field trips (we’ve always been fans). We focus on emerging places, innovative ideas and effective cross-sector partnerships, and trips are set up by the team and by …

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