Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

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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Carbon budgets and footprints: a guide

Greater Manchester Climate Network, with Green Drinks, organised a session called “Carbon Jargon Buster Workshop”. It was addressed by Joe Blakey from the University of Manchester. Joe has specialised in understanding the various methods and tools of carbon accounting, with … Continue reading

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The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods

The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods. By Carolyn Kagan pdf version As we move towards a future in urban areas where people travel less, buy locally and live more convivial lives, we need vital and liveable neighbourhoods. This … Continue reading

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Event: Green New Deals and Greater Manchester.

Green New Deals and Greater Manchester. Monday 16 December: 6.30-8.30. Whatever the result of the General Election, climate change and the actions needed to mitigate it will be major issues.  Both the Labour and Green parties, along with many civil … Continue reading

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Net Zero Government? A submission to the Environment Audit Committee Inquiry

Submission to Parliament Environment Audit Committee by Richard Shirres EAC INQUIRY INTO NET ZERO GOVERNMENT SUMMARY: This paper stresses why there is an urgency for Government Action; argues why the Government’s (June 2019) target is unambitious; the importance of Natural … Continue reading

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How Green is My City? A Response to Manchester City Council leader’s blog post.

Response to Manchester City Council leader’s blog post: How Green is My City Mark Burton (Submitted as a comment on Manchester City Council website and annotated here with links.  Comments appear to be disabled on the Leader’s blog, although the … Continue reading

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