Towards Inclusive Environmental Sustainability (TIES): Researching everyday sustainabilities with immigrant households in Manchester

Towards Inclusive Environmental Sustainability (TIES) is a three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust that explores how the knowledge and practices of immigrants from countries in the Global South contribute to building just and sustainable cities in the Global North.

We are asking people who have moved to Manchester from Somalia and Pakistan about how their experiences of migration shape their perceptions of sustainability as well as about the barriers to and motivations for engaging in environmentally significant practices in daily life.

The overarching purpose is to challenge Eurocentric assumptions about ‘environmental behaviour’ as well as to broaden the dominant conceptions of sustainability that inform research and policy.

To get in touch with the researcher team, please email Sherilyn MacGregor at