Transition Adelaide Hills: Where do we want to go?

By David G. Lloyd.

Published by The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context

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We describe here the beginnings of a futures scenario development and implementation process which forms a key aspect of our community work as Transition Adelaide Hills (TAH). While we are registered as full members of the Transition Towns movement, we are, like all groups, developing along lines that suit our unique environment and the talents of its members. We start our story with a brief history, including the context of the study, and then describe how we have gone about developing a first draft of a futures scenario to guide our decision making. We are using an action research approach and a number of methods to collect the data that informs the construct of the futures scenario.

Keywords: Futures Scenarios, Transition Towns, Sustainable Communities

The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp.189-200. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 588.285KB).

Dr. David G. Lloyd


I have been a science teacher and university lecturer in science and environmental education. I have a particular interest in the use of integral futures scenario writing, in developing foresight, and liveable futures with students and community groups. I am currently a member of Transition Adelaide Hill, a community organisation interested in building sustainable and resilient communities.