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Sustainable Newcastle Conference Report, May 2017

Newcastle Young Greens and Newcastle Green Party held a one-day conference on Green Economics.  The conference what steady-state economics would mean for our city.  How do we achieve prosperity without growth?  To be sustainable, we have to live within the resources of our planet:  what does this really mean?  The conference included presentations from Mark Burton (Steady State Manchester), workshops with Dr Helen Jarvis on community-led housing and Alistair Ford on the sustainable city, and a debate on "sustainable growth" between Chi Onwurah (Labour Party) and Andrew Gray (Green Party).  It finished with a showing of the film Growth Busters.