Tag Archives: bioregion

Local action on climate change and flood prevention.

Our outgoing collective member, Judith Emanuel writes: “I spent a wonderful day planting a hazel tree coppice in the Calderdale valley organised by an inspirational organisation Treesponsibility, which is based in Hebden Bridge. So lovely to be out in a beautiful … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City?

Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City? We have been critical of recent plans in Greater Manchester1 but what might a better approach look like? At our latest conversation event we considered the idea of making the city region more … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative?

Conversation event:  Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative? Thursday 2 March, 6.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester.   Book via EventBrite We’ll be showing Tom Bliss’s film that reviewed the Garden City concept and suggested applying it retrospectively … 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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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: another strategy flawed by “growth”

We have commented, just in time for the consultation deadline, on Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Draft Spatial Framework.  The Spatial Framework is a strategy document that concerns land-use, and in this case it is concerned largely with housing and industrial … Continue reading

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Briefing note on GMCA Climate Change Strategy Consultation

Update, May 2016:  There is now a draft GMCA climate change plan available.  We found it in the agenda for the LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership 16/5/16, following a tip from Salford Star).  Here is a quick analysis (done for Fossil … Continue reading

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Is #DevoManc a missed opportunity?

  What’s happening? Greater Manchester is to get an unprecedented devolution of power from Whitehall. These devolved powers from London cover a variety of strategic areas: a new housing investment fund of up to £300m, with the aim of building … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – About Work and Income.

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy, this time with just one section, on Work and Income.  You can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation … Continue reading

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