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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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Design It Yourself

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Design is often characterized by its products rather than its processes. Tell someone you’re a designer, and the first question they’re likely to ask is: “What kind? A graphic designer? A fashion designer? Maybe an architect?” But the artifacts produced by these specialists are not what define design. Design is about problem solving and opportunity seeking, not predefined material outcomes. It’s about seeing problems as opportunities for innovation rather than obstacles to progress—and, as the Shareable community knows, simply creating more products isn’t the solution to all problems.

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The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations

The Tipu Ake Lifecycle - An organic Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Self help tools that nurture growth by using Living Systems Thinking in Organisations and Communities. Tipu Ake is an organic project model that helps us operate in a world of complexity, chaos, interdependency and ambiguity. It is a cyclic behavioural model that can help any innovative organisation, community, project, group, team, or even a family or individual that needs to make new things happen. It is at the the roots of lifelong learning. Tipu Ake is a form of Biomimicry - Learning to thrive in a world of complexity and inter-dependence by taking lessons from Nature

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

"There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can redesign the way our economy works"


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Permaculture principles

Permaculture principles | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
It seems this list can bring wisdom and insight to pretty much everything we do.

 

Comment: We can apply them in our gardens, but similarly in our communities and economies.

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What is Placemaking? « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities

What is Placemaking? « Project for Public Spaces - Placemaking for Communities | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Put simply, it involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations. This information is then used to create a common vision for that place.

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One Minute Until Impact: Heather Fleming on the Need for Design Thinking

One Minute Until Impact: Heather Fleming on the Need for Design Thinking | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs don't consider their business from the perspective of the people who will be its customers.

 

Heather Fleming is a designer and an engineer who co-founded Catapult Design, a nonprofit firm that collaborates with social entrepreneurs to ensure the products and business models they've designed to change people's lives work in practice. Fleming began her career doing product development in Silicon Valley, but transitioned into humanitarian design after working with Engineers Without Borders.

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Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table

Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
Israeli Boaz Mendel's 'Loop' is a multifunctional furniture piece that can magically take the shape of a chair, a chaise longue, a bar stool, a coffee table or a bookshelf.
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Where does permaculture now sit within Transition?

Where does permaculture now sit within Transition? | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

So the question that the co-ordinators of this splendid social reporting project have asked me to look at here is to explore the links between Transition and permaculture. I guess for me, Transition was, from the beginning, seen as a kind of Trojan Horse. Becoming increasingly frustrated with what I saw as the permaculture movement holding a vitally important tool and set of insights but not seeming to be in any great hurry, either consciously or subconsciously, to share them beyond a small niche of like-minded people (something which is much less the case today but is still observable), I felt the strong need to ramp things up big time. Transition was created, as I say, as a kind of Trojan Horse, into which one could stuff permaculture, the psychology of change, etc. etc, and then manage to simply wheel it into the wider consciousness, sidling it past people who would glance over their shoulders and say “oh, it’s just Transition”. (Rob Hopkins)

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