Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

Viable Greater Manchester: our new policy collection

Now with summary diagram showing how the policies would work to support each other. Viable Greater Manchester Policies for a Socially Just & Ecologically Safe City Region, 2021 This is a contribution from Steady State Manchester to the debate about … Continue reading

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Degrowth in Manchester – a new resource

We are really pleased to endorse this initiative from Neriya and Maddy, two second year students at the University of Manchester.  In this guest post they explain their ‘zine idea, which you can download or read online, from the links … Continue reading

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Jason Hickel introduces Degrowth – book review

Also republished by MR online, 18.03.2021 Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save The World. By Jason Hickel, London: Penguin-Random House, 2020. ISBN 978-1-786-09121-5 Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester. Degrowth has arrived. It makes appearances in mainstream newspapers, radio … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham urged to act against government’s proposed planning system changes

from the Meteor Open letter calls on Andy Burnham, and the leaders of the conurbation’s ten boroughs, to “intervene” in the government’s plans to change the UK planning system, which the campaigners call an “emergency for communities and local authorities … Continue reading

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The Post Growth Challenge

The Post Growth Challenge Extended deadline – midnight, GMT, Wednesday 31 March, 2021. An initiative in collaboration with the Manchester Meteor and the Systems Change Alliance. What? A cooperative challenge to find a better way to present the post-growth alternative. … Continue reading

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Systems Change Alliance interview us Wed 16 Dec, 11..00 a.m.

Interview with Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan – Steady State Manchester This interview went out live on Wednesday Dec 16 2020.  Watch it below from the System Change Alliance YouTube channel. Mark and Carolyn talk with Alexander McDonell about their … Continue reading

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There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis.

There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis. by Mark H Burton This article was commissioned by the online journal 15/15\15 Revista para una nueva civilización.  The article appears there in Spanish translation … Continue reading

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Is this the best we can do to Plan for the Future?

Is this the best we can do to Plan for the Future? by Carolyn Kagan updated 28 October with a link to our consultation response The UK Government has issued a White Paper intended to reform the planning system in … Continue reading

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