Co-producing the Green Summit

Following his election in May 2017 Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater, announced a number of summits in high profile priority areas including digital technology and environmental strategy. Informed by a coproduced study undertaken by Mistra Urban Futures between 2014-2015, the Director for Environment, Mark Atherton, established a Steering Group in Autumn 2017 to bring diverse voices and stakeholders together to shape and deliver the Green Summit.

We played a key role in coproducing the Green Summit, through supporting listening events across the city-region and designing engagement activities at the summit itself. Building on the principles of action research, this project sought to capture learning from the process of coproducing the Green Summit, to inform future partnership and projects with the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub.

A short account of some of the work involved, with attention to the contributions of Sheffield PhD student Ryan Bellinson, appears in the Realising Just Cities UK report (September 2019) - see pages 34-35.

Watch footage of Beth Perry reporting back on listening sessions at the 2018 Green Summit:

For more information contact Beth Perry or Ryan Bellinson.

News, events and blog

In October, the University of Sheffield hosted the fourth international Realising Just Cities conference. Several parts of the programme were captured on video and are now available to watch on the UK Realising Just Cities Youtube channel. We're also pleased to be able to share slides from the policy exchange with Greater Manchester Combined Authority (see downloads below).

The YouTube selection includes:

Five responses to the question "What difference did it make?" including UK Realising Just Cities co-researcher Sharon Davies:

More than sixty people gathered at the Ziferblat event space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to celebrate the publication of the report, How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practices of co-production.

An Evening with Jam and Justice - How can we govern cities differently? (Banner image)
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00
Ziferblat, Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW

The Jam and Justice Action Research Collective will be sharing what we have learned and celebrating the outcomes of our projects in Greater Manchester.