Category Archives: Greater Manchester

Retrofitting suburbia

Retrofitting suburbia by Charlotte Allen A recent session of the SSM Reading Group discussed two articles by the Australian author and permaculture pioneer David Holmgren: ‘Retrofitting the suburbs’ 1and ‘A History from the future’2. Although we were a small group, … Continue reading

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Better Buses in Greater Manchester.

We are pleased to republish an article that appeared in The Big Issue North, by Pascale Robinson, coordinator of the Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign. First though, we’d like to introduce it, in the context of our thinking on … Continue reading

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Accountability for the Mayor of Greater Manchester: Participatory Governance?

Accountability for the Mayor of Greater Manchester: Participatory Governance in the 21st Century by James Scott Vandeventer It has been over a year since Greater Manchester elected its first Mayor. Since then, Mayor Andy Burnham has worked to build the … Continue reading

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We need a A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework

A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework for a Viable Greater Manchester. update: 3 July, 2018:  Indeed, as anticipated, the new draft has been delayed again to accommodate the new population projections from the Office of National Statistics.  These project 9.37% population growth … Continue reading

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Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester?

Does housing financialisation deliver a Viable Economy for Greater Manchester? By James Scott Vandeventer, Steady State Manchester originally published by Greater Manchester Housing Action, 6 May, 2018. Manchester’s skyline is changing. Fast. While the dominant narrative is that dozens of … Continue reading

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Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues.

Global and local. Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ   please book by emailing us through this link There is a growing social divide by income and geography, an ever-widening wealth gap … Continue reading

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What’s gender go to do with the viable economy?

A small, thoughtful group met in Manchester City Centre to consider some of the key features of Steady State Manchester’s flagship policy proposals, the Viable Economy on a sunny summer’s night. We talked about the gender implications of the different … 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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