10 May '12, 3pm

How transition towns are trying to build #Resilience using local currencies - this is good area for new research

I attended the recent Transition Networks one day conversation in London on ‘Peak Money and Economic Resilience’. These are my thoughts, prompted by the event. Follow up at http://www.facebook.com/groups/designercurrencies or on this site. If the Transition Network is about planning and acting to improve the resilience of localities to the adverse effects of oncoming convergent crises, there is an open question as to what role, if any, local currencies play in this plan. The prospect of exploring this issue was what drew me to the event. It was an enjoyable and interesting day, but the discussions around currency started from the Transition Currency status quo (i.e. the various ‘Pounds’) rather than revisiting and reviewing the objectives of having a Transition Currency at all, and the elements of currency design that might impact resilience. When Feasta hosted early discu...

Full article: http://www.feasta.org/2012/05/02/currency-resilience-and-...

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