14 Jul 2010
‘Transition Towns: Local Networking for Global Sustainability?’: a dissertation
Another piece of high quality research has just been produced, this time by Jonathan Balls of the University of Cambridge, entitled ‘Transition Towns: Local Networking for Global Sustainability?’
It is a very insightful and useful addition to the research literature about Transition. One of his conclusions is: “I argue that it is the structure of Transition that is crucial to grassroots support. As a brand and umbrella organisation, Transition is able to facilitate and foster networking potential and collective resources, which encourages participation in the model. Yet equally important, the self‐organising nature of the model is a key attraction to people and places joining Transition. This dual structure enables the establishment of a diverse discourse coalition, incorporated through a holistic approach to sustainability”.
You can download the document in full here.