MANY of our planet’s most successful cities have grown and developed as industrial hubs, then continually reinvented themselves to survive.But not all cities have kept pace, and some former industrial centres have struggled in recent years.

Manchester impressively bucks this trend. Emerging as a stronghold during the Industrial Revolution, the city has now reinvented itself into a major creative centre, attracting skills, talent and investment from around the world.

Poised to cement its status by evolving an entire district into a new technology and creative hub, the success of Manchester stands as a powerful example for countless other urban centres looking to reverse their declines.This former industrial powerhouse has now become one of Europe’s top creative capitals.