Building a world of
resilient communities.

Review: Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything

We are all striving to create communities that create more life, rather than destroy it.

Introducing the Scottish Community Empowerment Bill...

The Community Empowerment Bill needs to be seen as part of a wider portfolio of measures designed to invest local people with more resource and opportunities to have greater control over their communities

The Power of a Plan B

When Hay on Wye was threatened with a new supermarket in what appeared to be a cosy done deal between the local authority and a developer, a group of local people responded with a 'Plan B For Hay', bringing together architects, lawyers, designers and campaigners to create an alternative, viable, more popular scheme.

Carrots among the concrete: the role of urban agriculture

Urban agriculture is cutting edge. It’s what we need right now.

Helping shape the planning process

 Transition Market Harborough's attempts to influence development in their town.

GroCycle: turning an empty office into a mushroom farm

I had the great honour the other day of formally opening the UK's first urban mushroom farm.

Rethinking real estate: Why I’m proud to be a SWIMBY

Think less NIMBY (“Not In My Back Yard”), and more SWIMBY (“Something Wonderful In My Back Yard”).

Why Economics Needs to Make Space for Nature

Aniol Esteban is head of Environmental Economics at the New Economics Foundation. I started by asking what, for him, is the link between nature and wellbeing?

Reflections on the People's Climate March in London

It’s always quite an experience to stand in solidarity with so many people who care deeply about an issue.

There's a lot more to Transition than community gardens

There is little mindfulness about how the way in which we communicate our message comes across to people beyond the bubble.