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Imagining an alternative future for Greater Manchester

By Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan reposted from Greater Manchester Housing Action website, 11 March, 2020 For some years now, Greater Manchester has been trying to agree a grand plan for land use: the Spatial Framework. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), … Continue reading

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People’s Spatial Framework: A Letter from the Future

People’s Spatial Framework: A Letter from the Futurei. Dear Greater Mancunians, The lovely, liveable, City of Greater Manchester Download pdf version We are writing to you from 2035, and are delighted to tell you that Greater Manchester has been transformed … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester must heed Heathrow judgement on airport expansion

GM-CAN’s Response to the Decision on Heathrow’s Proposed Third Runway We, the members of Greater Manchester Climate Action Network (GM-CAN1) welcome the news that Heathrow’s plan to build a third runway has been ruled unlawful. This ruling is a reminder … Continue reading

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A Green New Deal for Greater Manchester? Workshop report.

On 16 December we held a workshop to look at the prospects for a “Green New Deal” tailored to the needs and realities of Greater Manchester.  As is our usual style, the major part of the event was group discussion … Continue reading

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Doing Buses Differently. Our response to the consultation.

Here is our response to the Mayor and Transport for Greater Manchester proposals for bus system reform. We strongly support these proposals as the best option available now for securing the urgent and massive shift away from private motorised transport … Continue reading

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Carbon budgets and footprints: a guide

Greater Manchester Climate Network, with Green Drinks, organised a session called “Carbon Jargon Buster Workshop”. It was addressed by Joe Blakey from the University of Manchester. Joe has specialised in understanding the various methods and tools of carbon accounting, with … Continue reading

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Event: Green New Deals and Greater Manchester.

Green New Deals and Greater Manchester. Monday 16 December: 6.30-8.30. Whatever the result of the General Election, climate change and the actions needed to mitigate it will be major issues.  Both the Labour and Green parties, along with many civil … Continue reading

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Net Zero Government? A submission to the Environment Audit Committee Inquiry

Submission to Parliament Environment Audit Committee by Richard Shirres EAC INQUIRY INTO NET ZERO GOVERNMENT SUMMARY: This paper stresses why there is an urgency for Government Action; argues why the Government’s (June 2019) target is unambitious; the importance of Natural … Continue reading

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