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STEADYSTATE Part Two: The Local and Regional Context

This is the second part of our interview piece  in Manchester’s Now Then magazine. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and publishing our thoughts.  The first part, on the wider … Continue reading

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STEADY STATE Part One: The National and International Context

This interview piece appears in Manchester’s Now Then magazine.  A second installment, on the Greater Manchester context will appear in the next issue. Click HERE to read the interview.  Thanks to Ian Pennington at Now Then for inviting us and … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester still needs to join up its policies – for a Viable Economy.

The focus of GM policy is driven by economic development and growth, with comparatively less emphasis on environmental or social considerations, or at least, less integration between them. In particular, there is less policy emphasis placed on social inclusion, equality … Continue reading

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A plausible reality? SSM On the Platform

A new article that gives an outline of what Steady State Manchester is all about. By Mark Burton from the SSM collective, read the article at On The Platform.  

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The recession and the options for leaving it.

It has become commonplace to criticise the present government’s austerity programme as a Plan A with no Plan B. But we have to question whether a conventional Plan B is feasible. Instead a Steady State approach means a Plan C … Continue reading

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Beginner’s guide to “Ecological Economics”

Hello, please do come along next Thursday (19th) to Madlab, on Edge St in the Northern Quarter, to the next gathering of people who will be producing the “Beyond Growth” report.  It’s free, it’ll be a great chance to mingle … Continue reading

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