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Steady State Manchester (SSM) asks the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) to focus on quality of life in a viable economy, rather than economic growth and include the need for land for food production in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) .

THe Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is preparing the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), which will guide the 10 councils of Greater Manchester in planning and managing the supply of land for jobs and new homes over the next … Continue reading

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A Living Wage, a Viable Economy, a Liveable City Region

This week was Living Wage Week.To mark the event SSM, along with signatories from other Campaign groups including GMB Union, the GM Living Wage Campaign and the Green Party sent an open letter to the leaders of the Greater Manchester Local Authorities. Continue reading

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Future High Streets

Earlier in the summer I attended the ambitiously titled ‘Prototyping the Future High Street Event’ at Manchester Business School. The aim of the event was to create a vision, via sharing ideas and using lego (!), of what various Manchester … Continue reading

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Supermarkets, levies and the social franchise

We have referred in recent posts to the idea of the social franchise.  This framework for local policy has been advocated and developed by colleagues at the CRESC research unit (Manchester and Open Universities).  The idea is simple: by operating … Continue reading

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In Place of Pay Inequality launched

Can campaigning around pay equity deliver significant improvements in economic, social and ecological justice? These were some of the questions explored when 30 people gathered on 2nd April 2014 to launch our latest report. The exciting energy present suggested that … Continue reading

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A diary date: In Place of Pay Inequality, 2 April (downloads here)

A date for you diary:  In Place of Pay Inequality –  Launch of our latest report. Wednesday 2nd April 6-8pm, Collier Room, Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JQ In Place of Pay Inequality is a detailed study by … Continue reading

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Inaccurate Figures Risk Complacency in Manchester City Councils Carbon Reduction Plan

A failure to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% this year belies specific and effective carbon reduction projects taken by Manchester City Council but much more can be done. Steady State Manchester is wholeheartedly in support of Manchester City Council in … Continue reading

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