Viable Economy Launch

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Steady State Manchester

Steady State Manchester launched the Viable Economy pamphlet on 9 December 2014 at the Methodist Hall. Some thirty people came together to discuss and debate the contents of the Viable Economy and what people needed to do in order to realise the vision painted in the Viable Economy.

The evening began with 5 short five minute provocations from speakers concentrating on particular themes from the Viable Economy. Robert Brown from Steady State gave an introduction to the Viable Economy identifying the 4 common threads running through of Equity, Localisation, Money and Measurement.

Gavin Elliott chair of Manchester: a Certain Future, but who spoke for himself as a citizen and parent, focused on the spatial dimension. He particularly liked the idea of a new kind of Garden City and felt that most of the ideas from a spatial dimension, such as investing in the foundational economy, would be a ‘no brainer’…

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