Category Archives: explainers

The Carbon and Planning Workbook

This 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 can use in your … Continue reading

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Degrowth in Manchester – a new resource

We are really pleased to endorse this initiative from Neriya and Maddy, two second year students at the University of Manchester.  In this guest post they explain their ‘zine idea, which you can download or read online, from the links … Continue reading

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There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis.

There must be some way out of here: policies, politics and possibilities in the pancrisis. by Mark H Burton This article was commissioned by the online journal 15/15\15 Revista para una nueva civilización.  The article appears there in Spanish translation … Continue reading

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Is this the best we can do to Plan for the Future?

Is this the best we can do to Plan for the Future? by Carolyn Kagan updated 28 October with a link to our consultation response The UK Government has issued a White Paper intended to reform the planning system in … Continue reading

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Imagining an alternative future for Greater Manchester

By Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan reposted from Greater Manchester Housing Action website, 11 March, 2020 For some years now, Greater Manchester has been trying to agree a grand plan for land use: the Spatial Framework. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), … Continue reading

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Carbon budgets and footprints: a guide

Greater Manchester Climate Network, with Green Drinks, organised a session called “Carbon Jargon Buster Workshop”. It was addressed by Joe Blakey from the University of Manchester. Joe has specialised in understanding the various methods and tools of carbon accounting, with … Continue reading

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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

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Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy: All CO2 and mirrors?

Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy: All CO2 and mirrors?    pdf version Mark H Burton Steady State Manchester. The City of Manchester has one of the most ambitious Climate Change Plans anywhere. But does it really add up? In this article we … Continue reading

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