Bridging the gap between those who govern the city region and the 2-3 million people who live or work here.
Platform is aimed primarily at decision makers in business, government and the third sector, but is designed and written in a form that bridges the gap between those who 'govern' the city region and the 2-3 million people who live or work here. We’d like to think it will reduce a democratic deficit in terms of awareness and understanding of what’s being done on sustainability in the city region. It will make work towards a sustainable future better known and more transparent.
Platform has been catalysed by the Mistra Urban Futures Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform (GMLIP). It is a partnership of the Centre for Sustainable and Urban Regional Futures (SURF) at the University of Salford and Creative Concern. Other partners in the project also include the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and its Low Carbon Hub (formerly the GM Environment Commission).