Category Archives: community

Policies for the City Region, the last installment: Community.

Here is the final piece in our serialisation of our policy suite: Policies for the City Region. Our argument here is simple: a viable economy requires a lively and resilient community.  The State and local State can and must create … Continue reading

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Unpacking how community business could make Greater Manchester’s economy more viable

May’s Café Conversation was held on 17.5.17 at Methodist Hall, Manchester. 15 people took part in a highly engaged, enthusiastic, structured discussion as part of Steady State Manchester (SSM) working on its journey on how to practically envision a shift … Continue reading

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Seeking a resilient, local, stable ‘viable economy’? The role of community business.

Café conversation: Wednesday 17th May 6.30-8pm – If you haven’t already, book Now Lounge at Manchester Methodist Hall Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ Do you wonder what kind of an economy we need to ensure community businesses can flourish … Continue reading

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Achieving a viable economy – is community business the answer?

Next cafe conversation about community businesses and a brief report from our AGM… Wednesday 17th May 6.30-8pm Lounge at Manchester Methodist Hall Central Buildings, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JQ There are many types of community businessess including shops, farms, pubs or … Continue reading

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What’s most important for Greater Manchester

We went to Chorlton and Whalley Range Green Festival on Saturday and ran an activity to help people engage with us.  We took some of the ideas that underpin “official” thinking on devolution and economic development in the city region … Continue reading

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