How do we create an economy where people & planet matter?


Ever since the financial collapse of 2008, people have become increasingly interested in how our economy works – and how it doesn’t. As millions remain unemployed and faith in the banks and financial system crumbles, more and more are lifting the curtain and not liking what they see.

But what’s the alternative? If we had an economy where people and planet mattered, what would it look like? How would it work? How do we get there from our current situation?

Two events are coming up in March to introduce this important topic and discuss these questions:

  • “City of the Future” – a panel of four economic professionals including representatives from the New Economics Foundation and Centre for a Steady-State Economy will propose 3 items for a ‘manifesto for a city of the future’. The manifesto will look forward to what our city could be like if we adopted different economic policies and practices. Tuesday 20th March, 6:30pm, Birmingham Council House. Free entry but please book online. Organised by Friends of the Earth
  • Film + Discussion – we’ll screen a short film about economic growth and peak oil, then have an informal discussion of the issues the film raises and how to Transition our economy to one that’s sustainable and resilient. The Station Pub, Kings Heath high street, 7:30pm, 28th March, free (no booking necessary). Organised by Kings Heath Transition


Jonathan (secretary)

— Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change
Twitter : @KHTransition  Facebook : Kings Heath Transition

Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN

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