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Archive for “Research on Transition” category

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29 May 2013

Webinar: ‘Local Economic Blueprints: pioneering or pointless?’

A couple of weeks ago, Transition Network and Resilience.org held a webinar that looked at Local Economic Blueprints.  I chaired it, and it featured Tony Greenham, Nigel Jump and Fiona Ward, and tried to feature Molly Scott Cato, but technology got the better of us there, although as  you will see, she does dip in intermittently by phone and by typed-in comment (for biographies of the speakers click here).  Here now is the video of the webinar, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.

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13 May 2013

Don’t miss today’s Webinar on Local Economic Blueprints!

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Please join me and my guests at 4pm BST (that’s 11AM ET or 8AM PT) for today’s Webinar entitled ‘Local Economic Blueprints: pioneering or pointless?’  You can read more about the webinar here, download the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint which we’ll be discussing here, see more about the Herefordshire Blueprint here, and the latest on Brixton’s here.  It will all unfold magically in the box below, so see you here later for an hour’s fascinating discussion.  

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8 May 2013

Next Monday: Webinar – ‘Local Economic Blueprints: pioneering or pointless?’

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On May 13th at 1pm BST, Transition Network and Resilience.org will be hosting a Webinar entitled Local Economic Blueprints: pioneering or pointless? and you are cordially invited to join us (details for how to watch it will be posted here at the end of the week).  It will look in more depth at the recently published ‘Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint‘.  This innovative process, also being trialled in Hereford and in Brixton, looks at the potential of local economies, trying to quantify the potential economic benefits of taking a more localised approach to economic development.  It shows that, in the case of Totnes, a shift of 10% of money spent on food could lead to £2.2 million of increased local economic activity, with the resultant growth in jobs, training and so on.

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23 Apr 2013

Introducing the Transition Research Primer

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With some considerable amount of fanfare and dancing elephants, I would like to introduce you today to the all-new Transition Research Primer.  It is the creation of the Transition Research Network (TRN), a self-organising peer group of academics and community activists which aims to:

  • Help advance understanding and practice in Transition
  • Support Transition groups to address their research needs
  • Help transform the crisis in our universities into an opportunity for positive change in research culture, making research relevant, fulfilling, and fun.

The Primer is available here.  I spoke to one of its authors, Tom Henfrey, a researcher in the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University and Bristol’s Schumacher Institute, to ask him more about it and how it came about. 

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15 Apr 2013

David Seymour on the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint

In the last of this series of short videos about the Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint, David Seymour of Bridgetown Stores in Totnes discusses its implications for the local economy.

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