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Viable Greater Manchester: our new policy collection

Now with summary diagram showing how the policies would work to support each other. Viable Greater Manchester Policies for a Socially Just & Ecologically Safe City Region, 2021 This is a contribution from Steady State Manchester to the debate about … Continue reading

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The Post Growth Challenge

The Post Growth Challenge Extended deadline – midnight, GMT, Wednesday 31 March, 2021. An initiative in collaboration with the Manchester Meteor and the Systems Change Alliance. What? A cooperative challenge to find a better way to present the post-growth alternative. … Continue reading

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Job creation after Covid-19: the participatory economy.

by Carolyn Kagan Is there a different way of creating jobs? There is no doubt about it, COVID-19 has forced us to rethink not only what, and who, we value most but the purpose, nature and impact of work and … Continue reading

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Imagining an alternative future for Greater Manchester

By Mark Burton and Carolyn Kagan reposted from Greater Manchester Housing Action website, 11 March, 2020 For some years now, Greater Manchester has been trying to agree a grand plan for land use: the Spatial Framework. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), … Continue reading

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A Green New Deal for Greater Manchester? Workshop report.

On 16 December we held a workshop to look at the prospects for a “Green New Deal” tailored to the needs and realities of Greater Manchester.  As is our usual style, the major part of the event was group discussion … Continue reading

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The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods

The Future is 20 minutes away? 20-minute neighbourhoods. By Carolyn Kagan pdf version As we move towards a future in urban areas where people travel less, buy locally and live more convivial lives, we need vital and liveable neighbourhoods. This … Continue reading

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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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Better Buses in Greater Manchester.

We are pleased to republish an article that appeared in The Big Issue North, by Pascale Robinson, coordinator of the Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign. First though, we’d like to introduce it, in the context of our thinking on … Continue reading

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