Transition Towns

Curtis, Yvonne
May 2008
Future Times;2008, Vol. 2, p2
The article focuses on the Transition Towns movement which sets up a voluntary community initiative to move the whole community from a dependency on fossil fuel to a low carbon future. The concept was initiated by teacher Rob Hopkins and developed by his student Louise Rooney. Accordingly, the movement has spread rapidly in Great Britain within three years and has led to changes such as an increase in the number and size of local farmers' markets and renewed interest in community gardens and allotments in many urban areas.


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