Transitioning communities : community, participation and the transition town movement

Connors, Phil and McDonald, Peter 2011, Transitioning communities : community, participation and the transition town movement, Community Development Journal : an international forum, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 558-572, doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsq014.

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Title Transitioning communities : community, participation and the transition town movement
Author(s) Connors, Phil
McDonald, Peter
Journal name Community Development Journal : an international forum
Volume number 46
Issue number 4
Start page 558
End page 572
Total pages 15
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2011-10
ISSN 0010-3802
Keyword(s) community
Summary The Transition Town (TT) movement has grown to become a global phenomenon aimed at assisting towns and communities to envision sustainable and self-reliant futures post peak oil. Arguably, this movement offers an exciting alternative to traditional notions of growth and development. This paper explores the rise of the TT movement focusing particularly on the processes involved in establishing a ‘TT’ raising questions pertaining to governance and to notions of participatory democracy within the movement.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/cdj/bsq014
Field of Research 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio Economic Objective 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2010, Oxford University Press and Community Development Journal
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