After a few days of thought on the subject, I decided that I would start another series of posts on resilience within our communities. One of the main reasons that this thought occurred was a great post by Bec over at Eat At Dixiebelles, titled “Home Is Where You Make It, where in typical Dixiebelle style and grace, she has an argument with herself on the pros and cons of moving to a tiny cabin in the wilderness, or making a go if it in the suburbs by adapting in place. It is the “adapting in place” that I will be writing about, in the similar vain as my Suburban series last year. Similar, but not the same, as I will be talking about different ways that communities (not just suburbs) are attempting to become resilient in place, or even taking the initiative, mustering the courage and creating a new and purpose built community for the challenges that are rapidly approaching us. In Bec’s own words, “the grass is greener where you water it!”
So to start off the series, I can think of no better place to begin than with someone who started the concept off in the modern era, and that is Rob Hopkins of Transition Town Totnes fame.
Please have a listen to Rob, and his observations of why the Transition Town concept has been so successful, and is beginning to spread as a resilience model, where once there was just an unsustainable one.