19 Dec 2006
Portland Peak Oil Blaze a Trail for Urban Powerdown.
Most of my work in relocalisation centres around towns rather than cities, and I am often asked how I think the Energy Descent Planning approach might apply to cities. Here is a very insightful and inspiring look at what they are up to in Portland, Oregon.
It is a great example of the benefits of avoiding a them-and-us approach, as peak oil activist and local authority representative sit side by side on a sofa and talk about preparing for peak oil. Exemplary stuff, and interesting to see how their approach is similar to what we are doing, on a smaller scale, in Transition Town Totnes.