"It's possible that an urban farming future in Manchester could be part of a wider greening of the city that includes changes to public transport infrastructure and a re-imagining of the high street. We could see a variety of different types of growing integrated into the city landscape, such as roof top gardens, allotments, community gardens and urban agroforestry"
Dr Rebecca St Clair is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester. Also, formerly of Manchester Metropolitan University, Rebecca's current work focuses on sustainable business models in relation to the circular economy and resilience principles. Her doctoral work, conducted at Salford University, studied participation in urban food initiatives in Manchester. In this video, she proposes a greater role for urban and peri-urban food production and sets out the benefits this could bring to the Greater Manchester region.