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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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Building economic resilience in Buxton

Now out is the  BUXTON ECONOMIC RESILIENCE STUDY.  Steady State Manchester contributed to the initial workshop that launched this work, and we are delighted to see the publication of the report.  It is well researched and data-based.  It also makes … Continue reading

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Of Devolution, Power and Inequalities – a report from Manchester Policy Week

On Monday 2nd November I attended the first day of the University of Manchester’s Policy Week. The “big event” was Michael Heseltine’s keynote “The Forgotten People”. At least he was honest about his approach to devolution: there must be a … Continue reading

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Having Enough Good Food for the Manchester Region; who we need to influence and what we need to do, to multiply our impact?

Twenty three people came together at a workshop organised by Steady State Manchester (SSM) on Saturday 18th October. In a spirit of shared learning participants generated priorities about WHO we need to influence and WHAT we need to do, to … Continue reading

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(Upcoming Event) HAVING ENOUGH GOOD FOOD IN THE MANCHESTER REGION: Shaping a viable food economy to multiply our impact

Saturday 18 October 2014, 1.30-5pm, Methodist Central Hall, Manchester Book a free place today! There are many dimensions to the value of food in our lives; we are spotlighting food as an economic issue as this is an area getting … Continue reading

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