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Category Archives: community
More than just places
Book Review Adamson, D., Axinte, L., Lang, M., & Marsden, T. (2023). Sustainable places: Addressing social inequality and environmental crisis. Routledge. £35.99 paperback, £26.99 ebook. This short book covers much the same question that we have been concerned with in … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, community, further reading Tagged Australia, Book reviews, community development, Deep Place, economic development, economy, Vanuatu, viable economy, Wales 2 Comments
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
Posted in analysis, community, Viable Economy Tagged Arts, Arts Festival, Chorlton, community, Manchester, participation, Viable Economy and Society, Viable Future, well-being Leave a comment
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
Posted in analysis, cities, community, housing, news Tagged housing, James Vandeventer, research, sufficiency Leave a comment
Trimtab* tactics to move civil society on climate
*A ship’s trimtab is a small narrow rudder on the trailing edge of the much large rudder. To start turning a huge ship, the trimtab is deflected, which initiates the process of turning the ship by making the larger rudder … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, community Tagged civil society, climate change, community, degrowth, strategy Leave a comment
Open letter to Manchester City Council about pop-up cycle lanes
UPDATED, 29 June. On Wednesday24 June, Extinction Rebellion Manchester erected a pop-up lane with signage and cones on the A56 Chester Rd. It bridges the 300m gap between the Trafford border, where the neighbouring council’s pop-up lane from Sale ends, … Continue reading
Posted in community, Manchester City Council, transport Tagged campaigns, Open Letter, pop-up cycle lanes 1 Comment
Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy?
Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy? Mark H Burton 1 Download it as a pdf file instead. Much has already been written about the prospects for the future of economic, social and ecological … Continue reading
Posted in cities, community, economics, re-localisation, Viable Economy Tagged city region, Covid-19, Greater Manchester, Green Deals, Mark Burton, pandemic, re-localisation, resilience, The Meteor, viable economy 8 Comments
The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods
The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods. By Carolyn Kagan pdf version As we move towards a future in urban areas where people travel less, buy locally and live more convivial lives, we need vital and liveable neighbourhoods. This … Continue reading
Posted in cities, community, explainers, key concepts, re-localisation Tagged 20 minute neighbourhoods, bioregion, Carolyn Kagan, city region, community, Planning, policy, spatial, Spatial Framework, walkability 10 Comments