Tag Archives: Examples

Take a street and build a community

This TEDx talk by Shani Graham shows what can happen when neighbours get together. Who knows what could happen if you consciously built relations with your neighbours! We are discovering what a difference it can make through the Kids Vegies … Continue reading

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In Transition 2.0

In Transition 2.0 provides a broad, inspiring overview of Transition Initiatives around the world. The documentary includes many examples of how local communities are responding to our need to create more sustainable communities. It was made by using local film … Continue reading

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Social Determinants of Health – Housing

Housing is a key social determinant of health. According to the World Health Organization social determinants of health are: The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, … Continue reading

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Hulbert Street – building community in a street

Hulbert Street in Fremantle (Western Australia) was one of my inspirations for the Transition Street Challenge. It is a great example of what can happen when neighbours get together. Like many initiatives, there were a couple of motivated people who … Continue reading

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It takes a child to raise a village!

I continue to be amazed at how the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge is helping to create social capital by building relations in the street. It has become a real social hub for some of the local kids. Most days … Continue reading

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Kids’ Vegies on the Verge: strengthening a sense of community

After two weeks, enthusiasm for the Kids’ Vegies on the Verge (the vegetable garden on our nature strip for kids in the street) is still high. Every afternoon somebody from the roster comes around to water it – although they … Continue reading

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A kids vegie garden on the verge

We were inspired by The Transition Streets Challenge to create a vegie garden on the verge for kids in our Street. Cathy discussed the idea with Jasmine and Alexa, and they created invitations for kids in the streets. We had … Continue reading

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The Transition Streets Challenge: Potential and challenges

The Transition Movement is a global movement consisting of Transition Towns and Transition Initiatives exploring local strategies for building low-carbon, resilient communities able to mitigate the effects of climate change and peak oil. Since Transition Town Totnes was launched in … Continue reading

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Transition Streets Challenge powerpoint

We had a celebration of the end of the pilot of the Transition Streets Challenge. Here is a PowerPoint Cathy developed based on the work in the five streets. Tsc celebration 2013 from Graeme Stuart If you are interested, there … Continue reading

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The Newcastle Big Draw

Yesterday I went to the Big Draw with Alexa and some friends. It was a great example of community engagement organised by Newcastle City Council. There were seven venues with 21 activities nearly all of which involved people (mostly kids) … Continue reading

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