Posted by: Mike Grenville | 22 October 2008

Cities Conference 08

Transition Cities Conference flyer

Transition Cities Conference: a vital event for all urban Transitioners
November 27th -28th 2008

We are delighted to be able to announce details of the inaugural Transition Cities conference (details here), hosted by the good folks of Transition Nottingham on November 27th -28th 2008. This is a seminal event, one of key importance to all those active in urban Transition initiatives.

You can download the poster for the event here, please print out and distribute among your initiative and its various groups.

The aim for the 2 days, which will be held, thanks to the generosity of Nottingham City Council, at the Nottingham Arena in central Nottingham, is to draw together best practice in urban Transition initiatives.

Since the first urban Transition initiatives began emerging nearly 2 years ago, they have taken the 12 Steps, 7 Buts, the Principles of Transition and so on, and tried to apply them in the urban context. But do they work? Might there be a different model for urban initiatives? How can the lessons learnt thus far underpin a more appropriate model?

This event will be run mostly as Open Space, with some workshop sessions, and will aim to produce a set of urban principles, and also allow the maximum amount of exchange between participants, so as to maximise the exchange of ideas and information. The Transition Network will be documenting the event for a Guide to Urban Transition for publication in the New Year.

We have striven to keep the costs for the event as low as possible, and a charge of £20 will enable us to cover the costs of running the two days. Information about booking, accommodation, travel and so on, can be found here.

If you are active in an urban Transition project, please come. This is a vitally important event, one that you will find enormously useful. See you in Nottingham!!

Online booking form.

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Responses

  1. Hi, this sounds like a great event but is too far (and ecologically not the done thing) to travel from Australia to see. Will there be any web-enabled feed of proceedings to bring the message around the globe?
    Good luck with it all.
    Regards,
    Sydney Brereton

  2. […] TRANSITION CITIES CONFERENCE Transition Towns groups are growing like wildfilre. The transition model “emboldens communities to look peak oil and climate change squarely in the eye and unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers to a big question: for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how are we going to rebuild resilience (in response to peak oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change)?” The Transition Cities conference will share ideas and insights, tools and techniques, and explore what works and what doesn’t. November 27-28 Nottingham. […]

  3. […] TRANSITION CITIES CONFERENCE Transition Towns groups are growing like wildfilre. The transition model “emboldens communities to look peak oil and climate change squarely in the eye and unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers to a big question: for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how are we going to rebuild resilience (in response to peak oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (in response to climate change)?” The Transition Cities conference will share ideas and insights, tools and techniques, and explore what works and what doesn’t. November 27-28 Nottingham. […]


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