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.
- Short report on Sustainable Newcastle Conference
- Community housing presentation by Dr Helen Jarvis
- Opening presentation by Mark Burton