Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

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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Steady State Manchester’s online shop opens

Now you can buy the printed version of our main pamphlet and a limited stock of unique SSM tee-shirts from this website. If reading this some months after it was posted, do visit our Shop page to see if we’ve … Continue reading

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A Response Guide to the “Our Manchester” Consultation

A Response Guide to the “Our Manchester” Consultation Manchester City Council is consulting on their core strategy, ‘Our Future Manchester’: the road to 2025. It is via a short web-based survey, which you can access here: https://surveys.manchester.gov.uk/s/OurFutureManchester/ We offer our … Continue reading

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Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19 A global on-line symposium of the international degrowth network and the International Society for Ecological Economics. September 1 to September 4th, 2020. The sessions will be in the afternoons BST. Tickets are available for this … Continue reading

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Bigger cuts for Manchester – in its annual greenhouse gas emissions

Manchester now needs to make bigger cuts to its annual greenhouse gas emissions: A commentary on Manchester Climate Change Agency’s Annual Report A brief Annual Report for 2020 has been issued by Manchester Climate Change Agency. It is not a … Continue reading

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Job creation after Covid-19: the participatory economy.

by Carolyn Kagan Is there a different way of creating jobs? There is no doubt about it, COVID-19 has forced us to rethink not only what, and who, we value most but the purpose, nature and impact of work and … Continue reading

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Taking the Imperative out of Growth

by Mark H Burton This article presents the personal viewpoint of the author rather than the considered position of the SSM collective as a whole. This article as a pdf.        Our much longer, fully referenced version (pdf). The report, The … Continue reading

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Open letter to Manchester City Council about pop-up cycle lanes

UPDATED, 29 June. On Wednesday24 June, Extinction Rebellion Manchester erected a pop-up lane with signage and cones on the A56 Chester Rd. It bridges the 300m gap between the Trafford border, where the neighbouring council’s pop-up lane from Sale ends, … Continue reading

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