Tag Archives: Manchester City Council

Manchester’s new housing deal: more questions than answers.

Manchester City has signed a new housing deal with Manchester City! Yes, that’s what we said, where “Manchester City” of course means Manchester City Council and strangely enough (in Manc. English) “Manchester City” also means Manchester City Football Club. Even … 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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Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist

Airport centric urban sprawl is metastasizing overgreen space, locking in reliance on fossil fuel intensive infrastructure. Manchester Airport – the concrete shadow spreads – News – The Ecologist CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE. An excellent article in the Ecologist exposes … 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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Manchester City Council passes resolution on sustainable food.

Food is something that brings together a variety of issues connecting the economy, the environment and everyone’s well-being.  Under the present austerity policies, the injustices of the food system are obvious, with thousands reliant on charitable food banks, struggling, in … 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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‘In Place of Growth: What New Thinking and New Language do we need to Revitalize Local Economies?’ A Workshop for Academics, Campaigners, Councillors and Citizens. Thursday 13th of June.

‘When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of high social importance, there will be great changes in the code of morals… The love of money as a possession – as distinguished from the love of money as a means … Continue reading

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