Category Archives: Greater Manchester City Region

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 Spatial Framework – our response.

Click for the pdf version of our response The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a “master plan” for the use of land across Greater Manchester for the next 20 years.  Steady State Manchester responds to it here.  While there are … Continue reading

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So what would we do? Towards an alternative strategy for the city region

Download the Working Paper here It is easy to be critical. We are critical of the way our city and regional leaders have generally tackled the difficult problem of economic, social and environmental viability. We see their approach as based … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester climate campaigners not convinced by Pension Fund’s arguments

Steady State Manchester is part of the coalition that came together as Fossil Free Greater Manchester (FFGM) to campaign for the largest local authority pension fund to divest from fossil fuels.  It is consistent with our thinking on the regional … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester and the People’s Plan for Greater Manchester

A meeting of SSM members was held on June 27th to consider the proposed process of developing the People’s Plan for Greater Manchester. David Fernández Arias gave an introduction to the rationale and purpose of the People’s Plan. In the … 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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Are small firms getting a good deal in Greater Manchester?

Did you know that there are 5.4 million small and medium-sized firms (those employing less than 250 people) in the country as a whole, employing some 23 million people? They are the heart of the economy and of any future … 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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