Category Archives: Viable Economy

Policies for the City Region, the last installment: Community.

Here is the final piece in our serialisation of our policy suite: Policies for the City Region. Our argument here is simple: a viable economy requires a lively and resilient community.  The State and local State can and must create … 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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Check the party policies with our Viable Economy tool!

Bemused by the many promises on offer from the political parties?  One way to evaluate them is against our “policy checker” based on our Viable Economy framework. We want to live in a world that is viable, rather than one … Continue reading

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Designing a viable Greater Manchester?

Is now the time to grasp opportunities and make the best of them? The highly successful film  Demain  which a packed audience saw in Manchester on  Wednesday night  suggests just that. The showing was organised by the Kindling Trust and … Continue reading

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Well-Being and the Viable Economy

A report on our café conversation on Well-Being and the Viable Economy: Monday 23 May. We had vibrant (and noisy) discussions about well-being and the viable economy at the latest of our Steady State Manchester conversations. We used Ketso (www.ketso.com) … 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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Let’s talk about the future of work and income

  Join our next cafe conversation ‘Let’s talk about the future of work and income’ on Monday 21st March at Cross St Chapel from 6.30-8.30pm to learn more about and shape a viable economy in Greater Manchester. Book here Read … Continue reading

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