Living Lab

The University Living Lab is developing the University of Manchester campus as a site for applied teaching and research around sustainability and low carbon.

Manchester Cycling Lab

The goal of the Manchester Cycling Lab is to turn Manchester into a real-life laboratory for the study of cycling. This involves working in collaboration with Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and local businesses to identify the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to facilitate the Velocity programme and transform Manchester into a cycling city.

Please see further information on the Manchester Cycling Lab website.


i-trees is a unique project that aims to demonstrate the importance of trees and other types of greenery in the fight against climate change in our cities. Led by researchers in the Faculty of Life Sciences, and backed by a coalition of supporters including community forest initiative Red Rose Forest, the i-trees project monitors how trees can influence local climatic conditions in an urban setting. 

Please see further information here.