30 Years Queer and the LGBT+ Centre Planning Application

With appropriate timing, a planning application for the new LGBT+ Centre was submitted to Manchester City Council on the 26th November 2018, shortly after the Proud Trust’s 30 Years Queer event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the existing centre opening on Sidney Street.

Final Bingham Vision Masterplan

In the Summer of 2018 we saw our commission for this work coming to an end. We completed the final Town Centre Vision masterplan accompanied by a detailed report for the Bingham Growth Board and the Bingham community. 

PhD Scholarship: Retrofit at an urban scale

Saturday 24th November, 2018

We're very pleased to announce that we are collaborating with Manchester School of Architecture to offer a PhD Scholarship on "Retrofitting Neighbourhoods: Exploring approaches to sustainable residential retrofit at neighbourhood scale".

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AECB 'Re-energise' Convention

Saturday 18th August, 2018

URBED's Marianne Heaslip will be speaking at the AECB's 'Re-energise' Convention taking place on 14th and 15th September in Herefordshire. With Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop she will be reviewing the past five years of work in Greater Manchester developing a member-led approach to building a market for deep retrofit, and where things might go next.

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Proud Trust Celebration Event

The Proud Trust recently hosted a celebration of the work done to date on the new centre. They have been successful in securing almost half of the money they need to rebuild the centre and provide facilities fit for the 21st Century, but there's still lots to do. 

To find out more and make a contribution, visit their website here

You can see a film about the work of the centre here

Community Connects Workshops - ENW

Thursday 21st June, 2018

Electricity North West are running a series of workshops aimed at volunteers and employees in the community and local energy sectors.

"Community Connects" is being delivered by a partnership of organisation who each bring unique expertise from working with the sectoe and will deliver a workshop in their specialist area. URBED in collaboration with Carbon Coop is runing one on energy efficiency in Lancaster on 17th October 2018. 

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Carbon Coop Celebration and AGM

Wednesday 20th June, 2018

Our friends Carbon Coop are holding and event to celebrate the work they've done ober the last year on Saturday 30th June from 10am til 1pm at Real Junk Food, Manchester. 

You can find out more and book a place here:  https://carbon-coop-2018.eventbrite.co.uk

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LGBT+ Centre Public Consultation

On Tuesday 15th May, the Proud Trust invited local residents, landlords, businesses, organisations, and members of the public to view proposals for the new LGBT+ Centre on Sidney Street. 50 people attended the three-hour drop-in session, with presentation boards being in place for a further week for various user groups and staff to view.

Making Places in the North

Friday 25th May, 2018

URBED's David Rudlin is speaking at the Making Places in the North Event on 13th June in Manchester. This is part of an initiative by Constructing Excellence Manchester exploring how we can build a quality sustainable environment, making the North a great place to live.

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Bright Green Future

Thursday 24th May, 2018

Our friends at the Centre for Sustainable Energy are looking for young people to take part in Bright Green Future, a training programme to create a new generation of environmental leaders. 

URBED have provided placements on the programme in the past, and we're happy to support recruitment to this initiative. 

They're looking for exceptional future leaders aged 14-17 with an interest in making a real difference to reducing the impacts of climate change to take part in our one year programme starting in September 2018.

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