Pioneering new project launches to restore industrial landscapes

Press/Media: Research


A multi-million pound project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to restore areas in the North West transformed by heavy industries like coal mining, peat extraction and iron & steel production.

The project features the RoundView - an accessible and positive approach to sustainability - which has come from research by Dr Joanne Tippett, Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester. She found that offering guidelines for what a sustainable future might look like, rather than focusing on problems, leads to greater motivation and capacity for action. Working with the Great Manchester Wetlands Partnership, she has used RoundView to interpret the landscape in an innovative way.

Period29 Sept 2017 → 29 Sept 2017

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleSpearheading national thinking on nature
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletGreater Manchester Low Carbon Hub: Culture, Green & blue spaces, Living and Society
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionA multi-million pound North West project is spearheading the latest Government thinking on the environment.
    Senior advisor at Natural England Amanda Wright said The Carbon Landscape is “restoring and reconnecting people and wildlife and instilling pride in the community.”
    Amanda was speaking at the launch of the Carbon Landscape at the Lancashire Mining Museum, where 70 guests, partners and staff were celebrating a project that will continue the transformation of huge areas of Salford, Warrington and Wigan.

    Contributed by
    Producer/AuthorAnne Selby, Chief Executive Lancashire Wildlife Trust
    PersonsAnne Selby
  • TitleEx-industry eco-masterplan
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletWigan Today
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAn ambitious project which aims to transform the skyline of Wigan, Salford and Warrington has been launched. The Carbon Landscape will restore nature to areas transformed by industries like coal-mining, peat extraction and iron and steel production and includes further improvements to Wigan flashes and Chat Moss at Astley.
    PersonsJoanne Tippett


TitleLaunch of the Carbon Landscape
LocationLancashire Mining Museum, Astley Green, Wigan, United Kingdom
Period28 Sept 2017 → 28 Sept 2017

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Policy@Manchester
  • Manchester Urban Institute