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To plan for emergency, or not? Heinberg and Hopkins debate

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

At the Transition Network conference, Richard Heinberg gave an online presentation looking at the concept of Emergency Planning for Communities ... For a while now, Richard and I have been discussing the tension between longer term planning for resilience and the more immediate and pressing responses demanded by sudden and rapid change. It is still an ongoing discussion, but ... What follows is the series of email exchanges we have had since late last year.

archived May 28, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - May 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Powerdown Show: brilliant, and now available
A Job and No Mortgage for All in a Spanish Town
The Case for Working With Your Hands

archived May 28, 2009
	

Energy Bulletin founder talks up Permablitz

Adam Grubb, Very Edible Gardens (VEG)

Permablitz: An event in which volunteers use permaculture principles to transform a suburban garden into a place that produces its own food.

archived May 28, 2009
	

Deep thought - May 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Here's Good News About Your Net Worth
Energy: The Achilles Heel of the Resource Pyramid
The Renewables Hump 2: Digging Out of a Hole

archived May 27, 2009
	

"A nation of farmers" - May 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Green (1/8th) Acres sprout in the city
Bay Area's new crop of gardeners digging in
How a greener city gets growing
From Motor City to Garden City

archived May 26, 2009
	

Deep thought - May 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Paul Hawken commencement address: Healing or stealing? - “You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring…”
Carolyn Baker: Simplicity on the outside, complexity on the inside
Message in what we buy, but nobody’s listening

archived May 21, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - May 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Simplicity: Peter Lawrence and Jim Merkel
Rethinking land use at Dartington: Rob Hopkins presentation
PBS documentary points to Portland transportation planning
Live Local (in Australia)

archived May 21, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - May 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Livable streets and reclaiming public space for people (instead of automobiles)
Losing sustainability in the urban canyons
Built to last
Humans undo the savings of green buildings
A white roof isn't always the right roof
The Earth Sheltered House: An Architect’s Sketchbook (re-release)

archived May 19, 2009
	

Hide Enomoto on Transition in Japan

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

A fascinating update on how things are going in Japan.

archived May 19, 2009
	

Better than survival

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Kathie Breault is one of the bravest people I know - she’s looked at the future, and remade her life for it. And unlike me, she’s willing to stick herself out there for the mainstream media. [Kathie is a permaculturalist and peak oiler, who was recently the subject of a piece on ABC's Nightline.]

archived May 19, 2009