Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy – a critical review

a guest piece by Peter Somerville In this devastating critique, Peter Somerville makes a detailed examination of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy. Read his review in full here. He begins by setting the strategy in context. When the government … Continue reading

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The Carbon and Planning Workbook

This 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 can use in your … Continue reading

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Can Cop26 lead to a viable future? The Meteor interviews us.

The Meteor is an increasingly indispensable source of news for Greater Manchester an beyond. It is a worker co-op “a not-for-profit, independent media co-operative – an alternative, radical, community-based publication for the people of Manchester.” Conrad Bower, editor and co-founder, … Continue reading

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A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth – free ebook

Our collection of writings is now available. A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth from Steady State Manchester is a collection of our work from the last decade. This monster (it’s nearly 400 pages long) is available as a free ebook, … Continue reading

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Coming up: “A Viable Future?”

We will shortly publish our collection of writings from Steady State Manchester from the last decade. A Viable Future? Explorations in post-growth from Steady State Manchester will be available as a free ebook (epub and pdf versions) and soon as … Continue reading

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Consultation Response: Places for Everyone

Here is Steady State Manchester’s response to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s strategic spatial plan: Places for Everyone, formerly the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. We have assessed the plan on the basis of its soundness (for the criteria set out … Continue reading

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And then there were 9: Places for Everyone comments

And then there were 9: Places for Everyone – the new GM Spatial Framework. Post updated 20 and 25 Sept, 2021 (minor updates and correction to carbon figures). Table of Contents Background Loss of Green Space Comments on the Integrated … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone? The new GM Spatial Framework

The final consultation draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is now out. It is now called “Places for Everyone” (P4E below). Consultation closes on 23 October. P4E is little changed from the previous versions that appeared in 2018 and … Continue reading

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