Tag Archives: city region

…. and the environment? Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the remix

At last, the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has appeared following Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s electoral promise for a radical rewrite. It’s an enormous document, more than 1,000 pages, with many more than that in the various supporting documents. This … Continue reading

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Fearless Cities: could we have the new municipalism in Greater Manchester?

Fearless Cities: the new municipalism. NEW!  January, 2019.  English edition of the book now available from (click->) New Internationalist.  Today it is easy enough to think that people are not interested in politics, or even that they don’t value democracy. … Continue reading

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One cheer for Greater Manchester Pension Fund

The right direction but too vague and too slow. Fossil Free Greater Manchester today responds to the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s formal response to its campaign for full divestment of the Fund from the fossil fuel industry.  While the Fund … Continue reading

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Why do people move? Implications for a Viable Economy.

Why do people move, or not move? What impacts does moving have on places that people move to? What about the impacts on places that people have left behind? These were some of the questions we discussed at Steady State … Continue reading

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Policies, policies, but are they any good?

Earlier this year we published our paper: Policies for the City Region. How does what we are proposing differ from what others are saying? Where do we agree with others proposing alternative approaches to the ones that have dominated our … Continue reading

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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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Policies for the City Region – serialised: Part 5, Anchor Institutions

We continue the serialisation of our report, Policies for the City Region. In this short installment we explore the idea of “Anchor Institutions” as key actors and resources in moving towards a viable Regional society and economy.  And there’s plenty … Continue reading

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Living within limits to Growth: How?

Living within limits to Growth – how do we do it? Talk given by Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, 6 May, 2017. Here are the notes and illustrations used in this talk.  It covers the following … Continue reading

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