Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Some recommended reading

Hi all,

Here is a message from David Holmgren, Co-originator of the Permaculture concept: some recommended reading with relevance to our community:

Envisioning sustainable communities (parts 1 and 2)
by Pamela Courtenay-Hall and Gary Clausheide

This is very good at clarifying the difference and relationship between communities, movements and pressure groups.

The importance of envisioning 'community' (part 3)
by Gary Clausheide

This is a good summary of the ancient history of community from a European perspective and will be very useful as we attempt to grapple with recreating communities.

I look forward to part 4 at Energy Bulletin.

This could be a good discussion paper for those involved in both Transition Towns and Intentional Communities. The approach that is set up here is obviously suggesting that only intentionally designed communities can deal with the more fundamental structural impediments and oppositional forces to the creation of true community.

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