Tag Archives: community resilience

From loyalty points to community currency: releasing value for the local economy

The development of community loyalty points, which aim to give a leg-up to people living on the poverty line, is picking up momentum with two proof-of-concept projects slated to go live later this summer in Wigan and Hull. The aim … 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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The Viable Economy serialised – About Growth and Resilience

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy with the sections on Growth and Resilience.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a donation towards our … Continue reading

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A more local economy

How do we shift the Manchester economy to one “where people can thrive without harming the planet”?  Not everyone yet accepts the idea that economic growth cannot go on forever, although they might understand that we are using more of … Continue reading

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Why Manchester City Council Should be Banking on Something Better

Part of the transition to a steady state economy requires maximizing the opportunities for local economies to invest in themselves, specifically in socially useful, equitable and resilience building enterprises. SSM also believes Local Government will play a key role in … Continue reading

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Rethinking prosperity: experiments in local economics

Steady State Manchester is one of the sponsors for this free one day conference aimed at promoting new thinking and practice in reviving local economies, particularly in deprived areas of the North with an emphasis on decent jobs, equality and … 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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If it snowed solidly for a week in #Manchester, what would you do?

Weird weather has become normal. The hottest this, the driest that, the wettest other. We’re not predicting that there will be a week of snowing in Manchester this winter. But we do reckon it would be irresponsible not to be … Continue reading

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