Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

What has an arts festival to do with a viable future?

Introduction by Carolyn Kagan Steady State Manchester’s keystone Viable Economy and Society points the way forward for a way of living that is environmentally, socially and economically viable. It points to a possible future where human flourishing is the focus … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone hearings: the first week

post updated, 10 November The Greater Manchester Places for Everyone Plan is now being examined in a series of public hearings by the Planning Inspectorate. As one of the parties that made critical consultation comments on the plan, we have … Continue reading

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Trimtab* tactics to move civil society on climate

*A ship’s trimtab is a small narrow rudder on the trailing edge of the much large rudder. To start turning a huge ship, the trimtab is deflected, which initiates the process of turning the ship by making the larger rudder … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone goes before the Planning Inspectorate

November is the month in which the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone Plan goes before the Planning Inspectorate for its “Examination in Public”. Anyone can watch the hearings, which, as it’s a huge plan with many aspects, will … Continue reading

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Stitched Up: towards a Viable Economy, locally and globally

This is the second in our series of pieces about organisations that have received Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark. Bryony Moore spoke with Mark Burton about the work of the Stitched Up co-operative. You can listen to the full … Continue reading

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New edition of our Carbon and Planning Workbook

The Carbon and Planning Workbook is a guide for local campaigners who want to estimate the carbon (greenhouse gas) consequences of proposed planning developments on local land. It takes you through the various aspects to consider and data that you … Continue reading

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Book review: Degrowth as a desirable and possible future

Review 1) The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism. by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter and Aaron Vansintjan. Verso, 2022. ISBN 9781839765841. £18.99 paperback, £11.39 ebook (publisher is currently offering both at the ebook price) 2) Political … Continue reading

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The Steady State Manchester Solidarity Grant

Permanent page for this scheme (any updates and changes will appear there). We now offer a small grant (up to a few hundred pounds) to very small groups who want to do something original to challenge the damaging growth model … Continue reading

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