10 May 2011
Does engagement with Transition make people happier and healthier?
Does engaging in Transition lead to people being healthier and happier? This is a question that has often been speculated on, and one that Janet Richardson, Professor of Health Service Research, Faculty of Health of the University of Plymouth has explored before, but as part of the Transition Together and Transition Streets initiatives happening in Totnes, she has just produced ‘Assessing the potential health impacts of a Transition town initiative: a health impact assessment of Totnes Transition Together and Transition Streets: a short report prepared for Transition Town Totnes, May 2011’, the first piece of research I know of that looks at this question. It is very short, and largely speculative, but it opens the door for more detailed study of this most fascinating of areas.