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Does Resilience Increase the Sustainability of Transition Towns?


The aim of this study is to investigate the extent to which the concept of resilience is incorporated into Transition Town (TT) initiatives and if this is the case, whether that makes them more sustainable. In doing so the dissertation will first seek to clarify, define and discuss in Chapters 2, 3 and 4 what is meant by the concepts of resilience, Transition Towns and sustainability, or sustainable development, especially since the former two are relatively new ideas. In addition, the study will also look into the concept of permaculture, since there are many overlapping principles of permaculture with both resilience and TTs, in order to ensure that any increased sustainability within TTs is attributable to the incorporation of resilience and not permaculture.


Babinder Samra
30 May 2012 - 11:55am
Academic study
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