I've recently returned from England (Totnes) where I had a good chat with the founders of Transition Towns and Transition Network. I asked what conditions created a strong successful transition. There are of coruse several conditions:
1. a sense of identity
2. a strong lateral thinking coordination team
3. where there is a national hub providing support, coordination, stimulation, connections etc.
There was recently a gathering of National Hubs in France where people from around the word shared ideas of what works, how to support each other, how to attract funding, how to grow the movement etc.
Which leads me to ask the question - do we want to revisit the question of a national hub in NZ?
Natalie Horman wrote about this issue maybe a couple of years ago now, and it still remains a question. I'd appreciate people's opinions on whether this is a worthwhile thing to pursue.