POSTPONED: Building Resilient Communities: Q&A With Transition Movement Founder Rob Hopkins

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Important Announcement: Due to unforseen technical difficulties, we are going to have to postpone this chat. We will post an announcement as and when we are able to reschedule. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Rob Hopkins has been talking about resilience versus sustainability long before my own musings on resilience in a zombie apocalypse or Lloyd's explorations of resilience in architecture. Crucially, though, he's done a whole lot more than just talk—having also founded one of the most important social movements of our time.

Transition Towns have been spreading across the Globe like wildfire. Created on the belief that communities can get together to tackle peak oil, climate change and economic meltdown and can even find a path to greater well-being in the process, this movement has captured the imagination of activists from Ireland to Australia to Brazil.

And from the economic regeneration projects of a "transition slum" through massive reforestation efforts to an astounding roster of diverse projects in just one Transition Town, what's been most remarkable is how each community identifies its own strengths and needs, and then sets about building a plan that is unique to their specific context.

Having interviewed Rob back in 2007, we thought it was high time to have him back on to talk about the state of the Transition Movement, how our challenges have changed since the financial meltdown, and whether resilience is finally becoming the mainstream concern it needs to be.

Join us at [Note: time change to 11] 11am est/4pm GMT on Tuesday, 28th of February to find out more. Simply bookmark this page, and the video and text chat will appear in the window below. You will be able to input your questions there, or leave some in advance in our regular comments box. And you can also post questions to me on twitter via @samigrover.

Important Announcement: Due to unforseen technical difficulties, we are going to have to postpone this chat. We will post an announcement as and when we are able to reschedule. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Tags: Activism | Communities | Peak Oil | Permaculture | United Kingdom