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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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Retrofitting suburbia

Retrofitting suburbia by Charlotte Allen A recent session of the SSM Reading Group discussed two articles by the Australian author and permaculture pioneer David Holmgren: ‘Retrofitting the suburbs’ 1and ‘A History from the future’2. Although we were a small group, … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: another strategy flawed by “growth”

We have commented, just in time for the consultation deadline, on Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Draft Spatial Framework.  The Spatial Framework is a strategy document that concerns land-use, and in this case it is concerned largely with housing and industrial … 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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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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