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Archive for “Resilience” category

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9 May 2013

What does Transition look like in South Africa?

GTT_page_imageHere’s a fantastic video from DW (“Germany’s International Broadcaster”) about Transition in South Africa.  It is a clip from a longer programme called ‘Global 3000: The Globalisation Program’, and it looks at the work of Transition Town Greyton in South Africa.  It is a fascinating response to the question of “what does Transition look like beyond Europe and the US?”  It may well become one of my favourite videos about Transition:

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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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2 May 2013

An April Round-up of What’s Happening out in the World of Transition

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We start this month’s Round Up with the first of two awards we’ll be giving out this month, the ‘Dedication to Transition Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award’.  It goes to David and Mark of Transition Keynsham, who will be taking part in the Exmouth Exodus bike ride to raise much needed funds for Transition Keynsham.  The Exodus ride is an overnight bike ride from Clifton to Exmouth, a total of around 100 miles with a few hills along the way!  If you would like to sponsor them, or send them encouraging words, please click here.  Every little helps (as they say).

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29 Apr 2013

It’s that Macy/Johnstone webinar again!

A lot of people commented that they couldn’t watch the version of the recent webinar we did with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone due to not having Flash or somesuch, so we loaded it onto YouTube and now anyone anywhere can enjoy it!

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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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