Category Archives: cities

Policies, policies, but are they any good?

Earlier this year we published our paper: Policies for the City Region. How does what we are proposing differ from what others are saying? Where do we agree with others proposing alternative approaches to the ones that have dominated our … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City?

Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City? We have been critical of recent plans in Greater Manchester1 but what might a better approach look like? At our latest conversation event we considered the idea of making the city region more … Continue reading

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What kind of a city and region do we want?

Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number of cranes visible on the city’s skyline. True or … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative?

Conversation event:  Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative? Thursday 2 March, 6.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester.   Book via EventBrite We’ll be showing Tom Bliss’s film that reviewed the Garden City concept and suggested applying it retrospectively … Continue reading

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STEADYSTATE Part Two: The Local and Regional Context

This is the second part of our interview piece  in Manchester’s Now Then magazine. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and publishing our thoughts.  The first part, on the wider … Continue reading

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Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050

Commentary on “Ahead of the Curve” Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050 pdf version of this article This consultation closes on Sunday 16th October. Make your comments on it by clicking HERE. A little context. Manchester has had a climate … Continue reading

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Electoral Policies for a Viable Greater Manchester

Steady State Manchester’s proposals for all parties contesting council elections in Greater Manchester, 2016. Local Government elections policy points Steady State Manchester wants to see moves towards a Viable Manchester where social, economic and environmental aims support one another so … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Housing Crisis

      Most people know that the UK is in the midst of what has been dubbed the ‘housing crisis’. Indeed it is now part of mainstream political thinking that more house building is urgently required. Greater Manchester is … Continue reading

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