Walking cities: an update

One of the main themes of my recent book, “Inventing for the Sustainable Planet” is the city where people  walk everywhere.  For those of you who are new to my blog, I used the inventing method of Imagestreaming to envision what sustainable living would look like.  Although the book is fiction, I hope it inspires Read more about Walking cities: an update[…]

Fours years. GO!

Four years Go is campaign to change the course of history. Really. The impetus and initial stewardship for Four Years. Go. comes from a core group of four organizations. The Pachamama Alliance, as part of that group, has provided the funding for the initial development of Four Years. Go. and is acting as the initial Read more about Fours years. GO![…]

Transition and the Krakow declaration.

Update: Here is the latest version of the Declaration. (pdf) Krakow, Poland 20-22 May 2010. SURE, a pan-European initiative for sustainable urban-rural development concluded its two-step program with a conference to explore how at policy, regional, commercial and local level the people of Europe could connect with the challenge of sustainability and to respond in Read more about Transition and the Krakow declaration.[…]

It could happen here: America on the brink

Not many saw the fall of the Berlin wall coming. Not many foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union. And so gleeful were the celebrations of the triumph of liberalism and capitalism over communism that few bothered to study what actually happened and why. Yale School of Management senior faculty fellow Bruce Judson makes the Read more about It could happen here: America on the brink[…]

Swedish Transition hub takes off at Rural Parliament

This week, stakeholders in social economy and rural development in Sweden are gathering in the town of Sunne to hold what they call the “rural parliament”. It is a gigantic annual undertaking, bringing politicians, local government, international partners, rural development agencies and interest organisations together. The organisation, “All Sweden shall live”(HSSL) is host, and by the way, also a hub partner for Transition Network. A healthy splash of entrepreneurship is displayed in the exhibition hall, with banks and insurance companies vying for attention with solar panel suppliers and sustainable home heating system. And for the first time in its 11 year history, the Transition movement is represented. Invited to give international guests an update on Transition in Sweden, and wandering around totally impressed by the organisation, I can’t help but feel I am seeing a glimpse of how the Transition movement might look in the very near future. […]