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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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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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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 – the first two sections

We will be serialising our intervention, The Viable Economy here.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation towards our work. Our costs are modest, but we … 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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