Author Archives: The Steady State Manchester team

Places for Everyone goes before the Planning Inspectorate

November is the month in which the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone Plan goes before the Planning Inspectorate for its “Examination in Public”. Anyone can watch the hearings, which, as it’s a huge plan with many aspects, will … Continue reading

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Stitched Up: towards a Viable Economy, locally and globally

This is the second in our series of pieces about organisations that have received Steady State Manchester’s Viable Future Mark. Bryony Moore spoke with Mark Burton about the work of the Stitched Up co-operative. You can listen to the full … Continue reading

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New edition of our Carbon and Planning Workbook

The Carbon and Planning Workbook 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 … Continue reading

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Book review: Degrowth as a desirable and possible future

Review 1) The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism. by Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter and Aaron Vansintjan. Verso, 2022. ISBN 9781839765841. £18.99 paperback, £11.39 ebook (publisher is currently offering both at the ebook price) 2) Political … Continue reading

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The Steady State Manchester Solidarity Grant

Permanent page for this scheme (any updates and changes will appear there). We now offer a small grant (up to a few hundred pounds) to very small groups who want to do something original to challenge the damaging growth model … Continue reading

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Save Greater Manchester’s Greenbelt (SGMGB) awarded the Viable Future Mark

Note. This is the first article from our Viable Future Mark holders. Evelyn Frearson from Save Greater Manchester’s Greenbelt (SGMGB), explains what the organisation is, its aims, and what they are working on. SGMGB was established in 2017 as an … Continue reading

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Viable Future Mark: the first five awards

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Viable Future Mark. This award is being given to groups and organisations whose work is consistent with our vision of a Viable Greater Manchester. Viable Greater Manchester means a post-growth society … Continue reading

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The renewed clamour for growth: ignorance, stupidity or immorality?

We are currently seeing renewed calls from leading politicians for a focus on “growth”, by which they mean economic growth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. The Conservative contenders are doing it, and Labour’s current leadership are too. … Continue reading

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