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December 14, 2021


Moors for the Future Partnership has been named in the news that Greater Manchester is a global Resilience Hub.

Greater Manchester was chosen by the Making Cities Resilient 2030 initiative to serve a three-year term as a Resilience Hub. This means that work will take place to enhance city-to-city collaboration and inspire other communities to become more resilient to disasters, particularly with the onset of climate change. The others cities selected were Barcelona, Helsingborg and Milan.

The news states that:

“the Resilience Hubs are cities that have already demonstrated leadership in their inclusion of risk and resilience in municipal policies and approaches. Greater Manchester has revamped its resilience strategy this year, with particular attention to local flooding risks. Through the Moors for the Future Partnership, for instance, the city aims to prevent flooding by addressing it at source in the upper catchment rather than mitigating its impact in the urban centre”.

Read the full article here.

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