Tag Archives: Manchester City Council

How Green is My City? A Response to Manchester City Council leader’s blog post.

Response to Manchester City Council leader’s blog post: How Green is My City Mark Burton (Submitted as a comment on Manchester City Council website and annotated here with links.  Comments appear to be disabled on the Leader’s blog, although the … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council declares a climate emergency!

Update:  Manchester council unanimously passed the climate emergency motion. Watch the discussion HERE.  As cllr. Wright notes, this is not just a declaration but also a plan. And this one is serious: see the motion. https://t.co/Qvqmk2l7Fc We’ll all need to … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy: All CO2 and mirrors?

Manchester’s Climate Change Strategy: All CO2 and mirrors?    pdf version Mark H Burton Steady State Manchester. The City of Manchester has one of the most ambitious Climate Change Plans anywhere. But does it really add up? In this article we … 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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The Open Veins of Greater Manchester

In Greater Manchester and the North (which we now have to call the Northern Powerhouse) new investment is coming. New transport minister, Patrick McLoughlin, has confirmed that HS2 (the Y shaped high speed railway with its foot in London and … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Pension Fund: some positive moves but more ambition needed.

What kind of a job are the city region’s investments doing in securing a viable future for the region – economically, socially, and for our living planet? Back in September, 2013, we wrote to the then chair of Manchester City … 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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Can we end aviation dependency, and meanwhile how to spend the profits?

  Last year Manchester City Council received what was described as a windfall of some £14m from its share of Manchester Airport Group. The other Greater Manchester councils have received a smaller, proportionate share. This year the figure is £16.23m … Continue reading

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