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Housing – A Sustainable Future for Manchester

May 9, 2013

The Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester and Manchester Museum are hosting a series of discussion events exploring the development of a sustainable future for Manchester. These events will bring together experts from outside the University and academic researchers to present the pertinent issues, ideas and solutions surrounding transport, clothing, housing, biodiversity and food.

The next event in the series is on 14 May is on the theme of Housing.

Ric Frankland, Dwelle – Using cellulose fibre extracted from 100% recycled newspaper for insulation, Dwelle create sustainable eco-friendly micro-buildings that aim to be resourceful and efficient. Architect Richard Frankland will introduce the key issues surrounding housing and the environment, and discuss the implications of using renewable materials to create ecological structures.

Angela Connelly from the School of Environment and Development will discuss the issue of adapting to climate change and innovative solutions to flood risks; and Andrew Karvonen, Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism will look at reducing the carbon footprint of houses in Manchester.

dwelle credit Daniel Hopkinson

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