Category Archives: analysis

Places for Everyone: the carbon impact. Revised figures.

We have revised our previously published estimates of the carbon emissions that would occur as a consequence of implementing the Greater Manchester Combined Authority‘s (nine district) spatial plan, Places for Everyone. That plan is currently going through an extended series … Continue reading

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What has an arts festival to do with a viable future?

Introduction by Carolyn Kagan Steady State Manchester’s keystone Viable Economy and Society points the way forward for a way of living that is environmentally, socially and economically viable. It points to a possible future where human flourishing is the focus … Continue reading

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Progress Report on research project – Sufficiency in Housing: Exploring sustainability-oriented living arrangements

James Scott Vandeventer & Benedikt Schmid Steady State Manchester collective member James Scott Vandeventer, together with Benedikt Schmid, undertook research into how sufficiency manifests in community-led housing in two German cities. The research, funded by the University of Huddersfield, involved … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone Plan: the Carbon Impact

Please note – we have now (January, 2023) updated the calculations – the new version and an introductory blog post is at this link. _____________________________________________________________ Download the report, latest version (pdf, 0.6 MB) Download the previous version (pdf, 0.6 MB) … Continue reading

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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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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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