Tag Archives: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City?

Greater Manchester: Towards a retrofit Garden City? We have been critical of recent plans in Greater Manchester1 but what might a better approach look like? At our latest conversation event we considered the idea of making the city region more … Continue reading

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Policies for the City Region: our full report, out now.

Today we publish our full report: Policies for the City Region. The timing couldn’t be better as now is the run up to the first election of a Greater Manchester mayor.  In it we explore and promote policies and practices … Continue reading

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What kind of a city and region do we want?

Success as building frenzy: the Manchester model Someone once told me that for Sir Howard Bernstein, the retiring Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, his measure of success was the number of cranes visible on the city’s skyline. True or … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – our response.

Click for the pdf version of our response The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a “master plan” for the use of land across Greater Manchester for the next 20 years.  Steady State Manchester responds to it here.  While there are … Continue reading

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So what would we do? Towards an alternative strategy for the city region

Download the Working Paper here It is easy to be critical. We are critical of the way our city and regional leaders have generally tackled the difficult problem of economic, social and environmental viability. We see their approach as based … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester and the People’s Plan for Greater Manchester

A meeting of SSM members was held on June 27th to consider the proposed process of developing the People’s Plan for Greater Manchester. David Fernández Arias gave an introduction to the rationale and purpose of the People’s Plan. In the … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: another strategy flawed by “growth”

We have commented, just in time for the consultation deadline, on Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Draft Spatial Framework.  The Spatial Framework is a strategy document that concerns land-use, and in this case it is concerned largely with housing and industrial … Continue reading

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Briefing note on GMCA Climate Change Strategy Consultation

Update, May 2016:  There is now a draft GMCA climate change plan available.  We found it in the agenda for the LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership 16/5/16, following a tip from Salford Star).  Here is a quick analysis (done for Fossil … Continue reading

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