What is the suggested process for co-creating a resilient and healthy community?

What is the suggested process for co-creating a resilient and healthy community as per the official Transition Town Primer?

Overview of Suggested Process: The community self-organizes to respond in three phases.

Phase I: A small initiating group (Transition Meaford) starts a program of awareness raising and hooking up with existing groups. They articulate the rationale for adopting/adapting a transition approach and show the creative responses that the community might embark upon.

Phase II: As the group becomes larger, it self-organizes in groups in all the key areas such as food, transport, energy, housing, education, textiles etc, and creates practical projects in response to that big question (such as community supported agriculture, car clubs, local currencies, neighbourhood carbon reduction clubs, urban orchards, reskilling classes).

Phase III: Begin to look at Energy Descent planning and the need to rebuild the local economic fabric by starting up local energy companies, social enterprises, and complementary currency systems. There are a number of initiatives in this phase.

One response to “What is the suggested process for co-creating a resilient and healthy community?

  1. Jess,I’m so glad I found your blog. It’s interesting to read about thgins like this from a thoughtful urbanite and not just our wacky right wing uncle bob.I remember in the 70 s the oil crisis. Society stopped and everyone lined their cars up at every gas station for hours hoping to get gas. It was my dad’s gas station and I was probably 5. People were sitting there honking horns and shouting at each other and when I looked they were lined up for miles. It was really frightening to me.I think if the government and the oil companies were more honest people would lose faith in the system that is working for government and the oil companies. When people start to panic thgins go south very quickly (like a run on a bank.)The question is, how can we honestly and openly discuss and plan for thgins like peak oil and resilience without imparting so much fear that it makes people panic? And then if we are calmly and rationally discussing this people don’t believe in it because if it were true everyone would be panicking.