Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

One of Spain’s governing parties adopts degrowth

Foreword We are pleased to publish this translation of an interview with two members of the Spanish political party Izquierda Unida (IU – United Left)1, Eva García and Alberto Garzón. Alberto is currently the Minister of Consumer Affairs and national … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox

pdf version Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox By Richard A Shirres & James Scott Vandeventer In perambulating Manchester’s city centre, now the latest chore is in side-stepping yet more clutter within your pedestrian domain: dozens of … Continue reading

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Community or Consumption: Social Ecology in Greater Manchester

A guest article, by anon It’s an inevitability for anything written on the topic of Manchester to mention or make even the most minute reference to the city’s past as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. From the worker bee … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse.

byMark Burton (Steady State Manchester)andMatthew Broadbent (Save Greater Manchester Green Belt) Download as a pdf file This post is also available at Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt and The Meteor The Greater Manchester Environment Plan isn’t delivering. minor edits, 12 … Continue reading

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Beyond a Green New Deal: book review

Beyond a Green New Deal Essay review: Max Ajl, “A People’s Green New Deal”, Pluto Press, 2021. Paperback £14.99 or open access download. Mark H Burton If you’ve read our commentaries then you’ll know that we have major reservations about … Continue reading

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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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