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Category Archives: key concepts
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
Posted in cities, community, explainers, key concepts, re-localisation Tagged 20 minute neighbourhoods, bioregion, Carolyn Kagan, city region, community, Planning, policy, spatial, Spatial Framework, walkability 10 Comments
Six problems for Green Deals
by Mark H Burton A talk given as part of the panel session on The Economics of Climate Emergency, at Manchester Metropolitan University’s launch event for the Future Economies Research Centre. Also available here at resilience.org: Spanish translation here /Traducción … Continue reading
Posted in analysis, Climate Change, key concepts Tagged climate change, decoupling, degrowth, Future Economies, investment, MMU, New Green Deal 17 Comments
There’s a problem with New Green Deals
The New Green Deal, or Green New Deal, idea is getting a lot of coverage. There are some good ideas there but serious flaws, and they demonstrate a kind of laziness of thought among some of the advocates. A New … Continue reading
Posted in economics, explainers, key concepts Tagged economy, emissions, Green Deals, green growth, Keynesianism, material flows, rebound, resource caps Leave a comment
An economy that does not grow?
An economy that does not grow? Mark H Burton pdf version Spanish translation here /Traducción a castellano-enlace There is now plenty of evidence that economic growth is highly problematic for human welfare and survival. The evidence comes from three … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, further reading, key concepts Tagged Book reviews, degrowth, economic growth, economics, macroeconomics, policy, steady state economy, Steffen Lange 10 Comments
We need to end growth dependency, but how?
Monetary reform would make at best a minor contribution to the task1. Mark H Burton2 Summary There is increasing recognition that endless economic “growth” is neither possible on a finite planet nor a desirable policy aim in social and economic … Continue reading
Posted in Banking, degrowth, economics, investments and finance, key concepts Tagged capitalism, credit, economic growth, finance, Mark Burton, monetary reform, money, Positive Money, sovereign money 27 Comments
Practical degrowth for Labour
The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017. See also this piece, also by Mark, which was carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, environment, key concepts, Politics Tagged degrowth, economic growth, green growth, Labour Party, Mark Burton, policy, Politics, SERA, steady state economy 4 Comments
Community wealth building: resources for a new dawn or for a better collapse?
This post has also been published as “Launch: Community Wealth Building” on the Stir to Action blog. I attended a launch event for the new issue of Stir magazine. In case you don’t know it, Stir is a great source for thinking and … Continue reading
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
Posted in Greater Manchester, key concepts, Viable Economy Tagged café conversations, DivaManc, gender, Greater Manchester, inequality, intersectionality, land, policy, women 2 Comments