Transition Towns (TTs) are a community response to peak oil and climate change, developing pragmatic sustainability initiatives for their localities. The TT movement grew rapidly in the United Kingdom (UK), but has been slower in Australia. Diffusion and adoption of TTs is under-researched so this research will offer valuable insights about progressing sustainability in urban contexts. Using case study towns TTs from the UK and Australia, the project is examining what urban sustainability themes and issues how being considered by TTs, how and in what ways the towns are promoting the TT idea, and how TTs engage with and win public support for their endeavours.

Funding

Internal (JCU)

Lead Researcher(s)

Dr Colin MacGregor JCU image

Dr Colin MacGregor