Tag Archives: Manchester

Mayfield’s future – unleashing the imagination

We have covered a number of planning issues here recently.  One thing we have highlighted is the “imaginative deficit”, that the plans being offered, whether for specific urban developments, or for the City Region’s use of land as a whole, … 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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Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050

Commentary on “Ahead of the Curve” Manchester’s climate change consultation for 2016-2050 pdf version of this article This consultation closes on Sunday 16th October. Make your comments on it by clicking HERE. A little context. Manchester has had a climate … Continue reading

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Electoral Policies for a Viable Greater Manchester

Steady State Manchester’s proposals for all parties contesting council elections in Greater Manchester, 2016. Local Government elections policy points Steady State Manchester wants to see moves towards a Viable Manchester where social, economic and environmental aims support one another so … Continue reading

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Withington Road – Looking in the right place for a compassionate, viable economy

Click for the pdf version of this post. Where are we most likely to find models for a viable economy? We recently discovered there are more answers than we realised without looking very far. There is a strong economic case … Continue reading

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We’ll be at “Boom Bust Boom Bust: Why Economics is for Everyone” next week

Boom Bust Boom Bust: Why Economics is for Everyone 31 Mar – 2 Apr 2015, Manchester Steady State Manchester is pleased to be part of this event of alternative approaches to economics organised by the Post Crash Economics Society, a … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – About Space, Democracy and Ownership

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy with the sections on Space and on Democracy and Ownership.  But you can download the whole pamphlet as a pdf file, here. If you like it, why not make a … Continue reading

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