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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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A tale of two economies.

Or rather, this is about two economic discourses. On Thursday I went to “The North West Economic Growth Summit” sponsored by Pannone solicitors, at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.  I was interested to hear the official, dominant narrative about … Continue reading

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Revitalizing local economies will require: messages that are positive, legitimate and tailored, proving real sources of well-being and using sources of empowerment and motivation as well as accountability.

A diverse group of people attended a Steady State Manchester workshop at the University of Manchester yesterday. Participants included academics, students, a local councillor, a religious leader as well as activists and citizens. The workshop attempted to answer the question: … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester, comments on the refresh of Manchester’s Climate Change Action Plan

Comments on Manchester – A Certain Future; Refresh 2013 see pdf version with references  Analysis 1)  There is a great deal to agree with in many of the specific actions, and the review of progress seems honest. Our comments therefore … Continue reading

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Our first reports published: “In Place of Growth” and “Living Well”

Steady State #Manchester is pleased to present its first two reports, In Place of Growth and Living Well.  We have a launch event on 20 November details here.  Both are published here in .pdf format.  We can supply other versions … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority is a model for regional cities – and could be a resource for Steady State

SIr Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, has just published a piece in Guardian Professional on the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority.In it he identifies the advantages of Manchester’s model of co-ordinated planning and action across the conurbation.  … Continue reading

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