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Category Archives: explainers
We already have degrowth in Britain – really?
The Guardian’s economics editor has written an article on the impact of the economic impact of the preventative public health measures used in the first phase of the Covid 19 pandemic. In passing he makes the rather surprising statement that … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, explainers Tagged definition, degrowth, economics, Guardian Leave a comment
The renewed clamour for growth: ignorance, stupidity or immorality?
We are currently seeing renewed calls from leading politicians for a focus on “growth”, by which they mean economic growth, as measured by Gross Domestic Product, or GDP. The Conservative contenders are doing it, and Labour’s current leadership are too. … Continue reading
Posted in key concepts, explainers Tagged decoupling, Politics, growthism, managed degrowth, polemic, evidence 5 Comments
Communicating about degrowth: an interview
In this interview with Dave Darby of LowImpact.org, SSM’s Mark Burton talks about the problems that economic growth brings and the degrowth alternative. It is an introductory treatment: for more detail, do explore our website and our publications. Low Impact … Continue reading
Posted in explainers, key concepts, videos Tagged degrowth, interviews, lowimpact.org, Mark Burton, steady state economy Leave a comment
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
Posted in Climate Change, explainers, Planning Tagged buildings, carbon emissions, Carbon metrics, carbon sequestration, citizen science, climate change, Planning 4 Comments
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
Posted in explainers, news Tagged 'zine, degrowth, degrowth in Manchester, key concepts, students Leave a comment
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
Posted in analysis, explainers, theory Tagged 15-15-15, APPG, build back better, capitalism, climate change, Covid-19, equitable frugality, limits to growth, Mark Burton, pancrisis, well-being 2 Comments
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
Posted in democracy, explainers, Planning Tagged Carolyn Kagan, Planning, spatial, UK government, White Paper Leave a comment
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