Mini-Lectures on TE Fundamentals

Video:     Transition Engineering Basics

Motivation & Concepts

Transition Engineering has emerged as a field because the old way of thinking about sustainability was not adequately addressing un-sustainability. Once that key idea came to light, then we developed and tested the 7-Step methodology and started discovering innovative ideas and doing shift projects. The key motivations and concepts were captured by different groups over the last few years and posted on youtube. 

Video:     Confronting the Status Quo  Advice to Business Leaders on how to understand we are at a point of historical energy transition

Video:     Scenarios, the 7-Step Perspective, Bacteria in the Jar  Biophysical Economics and Anthropogenic System Dynamics

Video:     The Ultimate Challenge  NZ Business Leaders    A challenge of how business leaders perceive the political and social choices of energy transition

Video:     Transition Scenarios and EROI    Resourcefulness is the resource to exploit for the Energy Transition - Story of the Titanic 

Examples of Transition Engineering Projects

     Transition Grenoble, France  

               Project Introduction and Description of the Transition Engineering Method  (First 20 minutes in French)

               Explanation of the InTIME Process and Shift Project results   5 Disruptive Discoveries presented for the city transition

               Workshop ResultsLocal stakeholders develop 2 of the disruptive ideas into shift projects  "Place Finder" and "Future Citizens"

Video:     Shift Project Example - GRDF and Natural Gas in France 

Video:     600 Year Housing Shift Project -  Rural Region in New Zealand, Engineers without Borders Conference

Video:     Example - 100 Year Concept Burnside 

Video:     Example - Trigger Projects Dunedin

Video:     Example - No Travel National e-Conference Signs of Change

Video:     Example - Urban Re-Development  From the Ground Up project in Christchurch, New Zealand

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