Based on analysis of the Manchester city-region, this book offers a vision of a sustainable urban future, through integrated strategic management of the entire city-region. It translates principles into practice for achieving the necessary balance to ensure a higher standard of living and safe environment. The text presents: a 25-year horizon for the evolution and restructuring of the urban system; a focus for linkages and synergies between economic, social and environmental sectors; technical scenarios for land use, energy and material flows; spatial scenarios for each area and settlement type; and lateral thinking on cultural, information, localization and globalization trends. Also included are practical actions, methods and tools such as sustainability indicators and appraisals that can be applied anywhere in the western world.

part I|59 pages


chapter 1|21 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

The State of the City-Region

chapter 3|13 pages

Trends & Prospects

chapter 4|11 pages

City-Region 2020

part II|128 pages

Key sectors

chapter 5|24 pages

The Built Environment

chapter 6|20 pages

Travel & Transport

chapter 7|18 pages

Land & Ecology

chapter 8|18 pages

Waste & Pollution

chapter 9|19 pages

Energy & Climate

chapter 10|27 pages

Economy & Work

part iii|92 pages

Putting it together

chapter 11|23 pages

Lifestyle & Community

chapter 12|19 pages


chapter 13|17 pages

Funding the City-Region

chapter 14|21 pages

Running the City-Region

chapter 15|10 pages

Summary & Conclusions