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Transition Towns

Transition Towns
A transition town is a grassroot community project that seeks to build resilience in response to peak oil,[1] climate destruction, and economic instability. Local projects are usually based on the model's initial '12 ingredients' and later 'revised ingredients'.[2][3] The first initiative to use the name was Transition Town Totnes, founded in 2006. The movement is an example of socioeconomic localisation. The term, "transition town", was coined by Louise Rooney[4] and Catherine Dunne. The transition model can be applied to any place where people live. The generic term is "transition initiative", even though "transition town" is in common usage.[2] Between late 2006 and early 2007 the Transition Network was founded as a UK charity. The Transition Network website contains a listing of the initiatives that have registered there.[6] While the focus and aims remain the same, the methods used to achieve these vary. In the United States, transition initiatives have sprung up in many communities. Related:  ALTER WORLDThe Great Transition

Permacultura 'Mandala de la permacultura', ilustración de Graham Burnett, que resume la ética y los principios del diseño permacultural (utilizado con permiso). casa nueva de adobe y paja La permacultura es una rama de diseño ecológico, la ingeniería ecológica, y el diseño del medio ambiente que se desarrolla la arquitectura sostenible y los sistemas agrícolas de automantenimiento modelados desde los ecosistemas naturales. El término permacultura (como un método sistemático) fue acuñado por primera vez por los australianos Bill Mollison y David Holmgren en 1978. La permacultura es una filosofía de trabajar con, y no contra la naturaleza; de prolongada y atenta observación más que prolongado y la mano de obra sin pensar, y de ver las plantas y los animales en todas sus funciones, en lugar de tratar cualquier zona como un sistema de un solo producto." - Bill Mollison. Orígenes[editar] La permacultura está en la actualidad bien establecida a lo largo y ancho del mundo, existiendo muchos ejemplos de su uso.

Scenario planning Scenario planning, also called scenario thinking or scenario analysis, is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence. The original method was that a group of analysts would generate simulation games for policy makers. The games combine known facts about the future, such as demographics, geography, military, political, industrial information, and mineral reserves, with key driving forces identified by considering social, technical, economic, environmental, and political (STEEP) trends. In business applications, the emphasis on gaming the behavior of opponents was reduced (shifting more toward a game against nature). Scenario planning may involve aspects of systems thinking, specifically the recognition that many factors may combine in complex ways to create sometime surprising futures (due to non-linear feedback loops).

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Transition Culture Transition Initiativen in D/A/CH - Transition Initiativen in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz Crisis, mentiras del Gobierno y de Botín El Gobierno constituido por Mariano Rajoy tras las elecciones generales últimas, que ganó prometiendo que iba a hacer el milagro de acabar con la crisis y el paro, acaba de aprobar unas medidas que van precisamente en sentido contrario.. Cualquiera con un mínimo de sentido común puede ver que es imposible crear empleo si se destruye empleo público, se reduce la actividad del Estado y se reduce el dinero a disposición de la economía real. Por una vez, y en contra de la trayectoria que vengo siguiendo en este blog, voy a publicar este artículo no con un análisis propio sobre mi opinión de las medidas aprobadas por el Gobierno mendaz del Sr. Rajoy, sino remitiéndome a otras publicaciones que explican perfectamente la realidad de las cosas. En primer luga Juan Torres denuncia las mentiras de Botín en cuanto a quienes son los culpables de la crisis: son los bancos, y explica por qué.

Transition Management (Governance) Transition management is an alternative model of environmental governance which seeks to guide the gradual, continuous process of transformation of socio-political landscapes, socio-technical practices and “the structural character of society” from one equilibrium to another.[1][2][3] In its application, transition management seeks to steer the outcome of change to lessen inherent uncertainty, produce desirable social outcomes and enhance resilience during the transformation of socio-technical systsms (ibid).This is primarily achieved by engaging a wide range of stakeholders over the multiple levels to create shared visions and goals which are then tested for practicality through the use of experimentation, learning and adaptation at the niche level. The model is often discussed in reference to sustainable development and the possible use of the model as a method for change. Key principles to transition management as a form of governance:[4]

This is Mediamatic Since 1983 Mediamatic has been active as a cultural institution. We are interested in cultural developments that foster new technologies, and new technologies that spur cultural developments. We have produced CD-ROMs and magazines, exhibitions, workshops, salons, dev camps and other get-togethers. We contribute to the development of software and art, and occasionally act as a publishing company. Mediamatic.net was launched in 1994 and has been a growing online social network since 2002. Past In 1983 our focus was on media technology: video art, installations and performance were the early core of our presentations, productions and Magazine. Besides Mediamatic.net, we have an online travel agency and an online dating service. Right now Mediamatic is researching and developing new ways of organizing resources and people. We work independently together with Mediamatic Lab, sharing knowledge, technology and facilities.

Sandpoint Transition Initiative | Helping to create a sustainabl Permaculture With its system of applied education, research and citizen- led design permaculture has grown a popular web of global networks and developed into a global social movement[citation needed]. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education's Department of Environmental Design, and Bill Mollison, senior lecturer in Environmental Psychology at University of Tasmania, in 1978. [1] The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture",[3] but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy. It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design, ecological engineering, regenerative design, environmental design, and construction. History[edit] Several individuals revolutionized the branch of permaculture. In Australian P.A.

Definen empíricamente la red capitalista que domina al mundo Mapa de las 1.318 corporaciones transnacionales que forman el núcleo de la economía. Las organizaciones superconectadas aparecen en rojo, las muy conectadas en amarillo. El tamaño de los puntos representa los ingresos. Fuente: PLoS One. Mientras van aumentando las protestas de la población mundial contra el excesivo poder financiero, la ciencia confirma que los más oscuros temores de los ciudadanos tienen una base empírica. Artículos relacionados James B. Lo que ha hecho el equipo de investigadores de Zurich es utilizar la Orbis 2007, una base de datos sobre 37 millones de organizaciones e inversores de todo el mundo y extraer de ella las 43.060 corporaciones transnacionales y sus posesiones vinculadas.

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