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Taking Resilience to the Streets

Transition Streets brings together small groups of neighbors and supports them in taking effective, practical, money-saving and carbon reduction actions.

Re-Becoming Villagers Wherever We Live     

Mark, founder of City Repair, helps create gathering places with projects like the famous painted street intersections. Brandy, founder of O.U.R. Ecovillage, discusses overcoming regulatory hurdles like narrow zoning laws by working with agencies to find innovative solutions.

The Power of Positive Spin!

Reshaping communities and empowering kids with bikes.

ShareFests: Celebrating an Economy for the People in a City Near You

ShareFests are the perfect opportunity to celebrate the city commons and to connect activists excited to create a sharing city together.

Dancing in the streets

It’s easy to be dismissive of all the articles on happiness these days. They make you feel shallow: There are so many problems in the world, and we’re talking about happiness? But, of course, happy people are more likely to vote, to be environmentalists, to be good parents and good …

The Rise of the Sharing Economy in my Community

This emerging collaborative way of living and working is a potential economic regeneration strategy for communities, particularly those in rural areas.

Climate After Growth: Why Environmentalists Must Embrace Post-Growth Economics & Community Resilience

In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis.

How to win friends and influence the new economy

Lonely people are more easily controlled and scared, and they are more inclined to accept the status quo. Isolated individuals have little reason to believe in their own agency. It is only by forming networks and communities built on solidarity that most people can make a difference.

Thinking of starting a Transition Initiative?

Are you thinking about starting a new Transition initiative in your town, village or city? I was among those who initiated Transition Dartmouth Park, in North London, around a year and a half ago.

Lost in Transition

This is a story about Transition Bath, from the eyes of two Transitioners – Nathan and Iva – as they become lost in Transition: moved, inspired and empowered by the achievements and possibilities, but also confused and challenged by the complexities of working with voluntary …

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