Tag Archives: Greater Manchester

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

Fearless Cities: the new municipalism.  Today it is easy enough to think that people are not interested in politics, or even that they don’t value democracy. But it isn’t so. We want to have an active role in the decisions … Continue reading

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We need a A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework

A Social-Ecological Spatial Framework for a Viable Greater Manchester. update: 3 July, 2018:  Indeed, as anticipated, the new draft has been delayed again to accommodate the new population projections from the Office of National Statistics.  These project 9.37% population growth … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Green Summit: a balance sheet.

updated: 28 March, 2018 Also published, 7/4/18 by The Meteor: http://www.themeteor.org/2018/04/07/2245/ I attended the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green City Summit on 21 March: here is a quick review.   The event was, as you’d expect, a mixed bag, with good and … 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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Greater Manchester Pension Fund: an obstacle to action on climate change?

A new report “Fuelling the Fire” shows that UK council pension funds are still investing billions (£16 Billion in fact) in fossil fuel companies. The sums invested have increased, although this is more a result of stock value and currency … Continue reading

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What’s gender go to do with the viable economy?

A small, thoughtful group met in Manchester City Centre to consider some of the key features of Steady State Manchester’s flagship policy proposals, the Viable Economy on a sunny summer’s night. We talked about the gender implications of the different … 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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