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Urban Agriculture

In a Transition world, food will be grown closer to home, organically, in intensive systems that enhance biodiversity, and we’ll all have the skills to do it. It will change the way our towns and cities look and feel.

Community Energy

Energy generation, where possible, will be in community ownership. This brings many benefits to local economies, creates jobs and decentralises power (in both meanings of the term).

Productive Trees

In the future, why would we plant ornamental, unproductive trees, when we could plant fruit or nut trees?

Let’s reimagine our towns and cities

as food forests.

Rooftop gardening: Growing food on rooftops greens urban spaces, protects buildings, feeds people and allows urban dwellers to connect to nature. In our Transition future, it’s everywhere.


Vital to this being successful is ensuring as many opportunities for celebration as possible. This process should after all, as Richard Heinberg put it, “feel more like a party than a protest march”.

What's your vision of the future?

Here are some ideas to get you started...


* Transition Network offers From Burnout to Balance workshops to support the co-creation of new culture based on collective and self-care, find out more here:

"Food Belt"

The land adjoining our towns, villages and cities will be reconnected to feeding that place, creating more jobs, and reconnecting people with how, where, and by whom their food is grown.