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Our Manchester Forum

Our vision is for Manchester to be in the top flight of world-class cities by 2025, when the city will:

  • Possess highly skilled, enterprising and industrious people
  • Be connected, internationally and within the UK
  • Play its full part in limiting the impacts of climate change
  • Be a place where residents from all backgrounds feel safe, can aspire, succeed and live well
  • Be clean, attractive, culturally rich, outward-looking and welcoming.

There are five themes to the Our Manchester strategy:  

  • A thriving and sustainable city
  • A highly skilled city
  • A progressive and equitable city 
  • A liveable and low-carbon city 
  • A connected city

Manchester is a serious player on the world stage and has changed beyond recognition in the last 10 years. Manchester benefits from its rich and diverse communities and residents.

We want the city to be even better. The vision for Manchester in 2025 is for Manchester to be a world class city whose residents live longer, and are happier, healthier and wealthier.

The Our Manchester Forum is chaired by the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese and is made up of partners from across the city. The Forum provides the strategic leadership to drive forward the city’s collective vision as set out in the Our Manchester Strategy, 2016 -2025.