Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

Imagining an alternative future for Greater Manchester

By Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan reposted from Greater Manchester Housing Action website, 11 March, 2020 For some years now, Greater Manchester has been trying to agree a grand plan for land use: the Spatial Framework. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), … Continue reading

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People’s Spatial Framework: A Letter from the Future

People’s Spatial Framework: A Letter from the Futurei. Dear Greater Mancunians, The lovely, liveable, City of Greater Manchester Download pdf version We are writing to you from 2035, and are delighted to tell you that Greater Manchester has been transformed … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester must heed Heathrow judgement on airport expansion

GM-CAN’s Response to the Decision on Heathrow’s Proposed Third Runway We, the members of Greater Manchester Climate Action Network (GM-CAN1) welcome the news that Heathrow’s plan to build a third runway has been ruled unlawful. This ruling is a reminder … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy … and Society

Steady State Manchester is pleased to announce the publication of the fully revised Viable Economy pamphlet, now The Viable Economy … and Society. It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the dangers we face from the current unviable … Continue reading

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Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion

Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion. Mark H Burton Based on a talk given to Manchester Labour Backbenchers’ Committee, 6 February, 2020. Republished at themeteor.org resilience.org and shorttermwealth.com    click for a pdf version In … Continue reading

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A Green New Deal for Greater Manchester? Workshop report.

On 16 December we held a workshop to look at the prospects for a “Green New Deal” tailored to the needs and realities of Greater Manchester.  As is our usual style, the major part of the event was group discussion … Continue reading

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Doing Buses Differently. Our response to the consultation.

Here is our response to the Mayor and Transport for Greater Manchester proposals for bus system reform. We strongly support these proposals as the best option available now for securing the urgent and massive shift away from private motorised transport … Continue reading

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Event: A People’s Spatial Framework, January 23

A People’s Spatial Framework Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 We’ll be imagining an alternative Spatial Framework that serves the people while protecting the green space. Click for Venue and booking details via Eventbrite For some years now, … Continue reading

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