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Patterns Guide

 Re-creating the patterns online isn't quite as straightforward as in the original book format, but we have kept to the same basic structure.

Each pattern has the same format;


Note: 13 April 2011:

We are editing all of the patterns as part of the book editing process. There have been plenty of changes which mean that we have taken them off the site temporarily so we can start from scratch. This may take a couple of months.

Portrait pattern of an initiative

Our Rob has been very busy thinking about the next Transition Handbook and how to communicate Transition between ourselves and others. His thoughts have lead him to seeing and talking about Transition as a 'Pattern Language'. He ran several workshops on the topic at the conference (workshop recordings here), put all the patterns up for comment, and got some sound feedback.

We will soon have a new online directory for the patterns which will enable Rob and Helen (who is doing lots of research into them) to share their thoughts and invite Transitioners to offer comments, suggest projects, images and more.

In the meantime, you can't keep a good idea down, nor a passionate movement quiet (not that anyone would want to). Ideas seed themselves and spread, rooting themselves in the different experiences and cultures of initiatives, taking on different forms and working in different ways.

Sustainable Bungay have been thinking a lot about how the Patterns overlap with their world and have written a wonderful piece which they have kindly agreed to let us copy; lock, stock and barrel - thanks all - here it is: 

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