Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

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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From Counter Coin to Counter Community

SSM collective member Mike Riddell has been involved for some time in a grassroots project seeking to implement transformative change in Staffordshire, which ties to Steady State Manchester’s vision for a more viable economy. He and his colleague Brian Leyland … Continue reading

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Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy?

Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy? Mark H Burton 1 Download it as a pdf file instead. Much has already been written about the prospects for the future of economic, social and ecological … Continue reading

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Our response to Manchester’s Local Plan consultation

Here is our detailed response to Manchester’s Local Plan consultation. Click here to read the detailed response from Steady State Manchester. Update: 1 May Click here for the supplementary addendum to our response – We’d previously commented on the Core … Continue reading

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A week left to comment on Manchester’s local plan. How to.

Here is the link to a Skeleton response to Manchester Local Plan Issues Consultation 2020 It has been produced by members of Climate Emergency Manchester, Rising Up! Manchester Families, Greater Manchester Housing Action and Steady State Manchester. It does not … Continue reading

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In conversation

Our good friends at Manchester Green New Deal interviewed SSM collective member, Mark Burton for their podcast series. It is a lengthy discussion exploring the Limits to Growth and the Degrowth movement as well as reflections on the relationships between … Continue reading

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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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