Videos, Lectures, Seminars, Webinars

Over the years many of the key fundamentals of the Transition Engineering rationale, approach and methods have been presented in lectures that were captured and uploaded to YouTube. Each of these presentations was made to a specific audience for a specific purpose at a different point in the emergence of the Transition Engineering discipline. We hope you enjoy the archive of thought represented in this video collection.

TE Fundamentals

Introduction:     Transition Engineering Basics 

Professionals:    Engineering New Zealand 

Proposition:    The Prospectus for Transition Engineering 

Action:  It Starts Here and Now

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  Videos:

               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 Results - Local 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

Scenario Investigations

Webinar:     The Hydrogen Promise in Transport - Hope or Hype?   Swinburne Commons Panel 

Interviews and Media  Rethinking the value of tourism and how to transition to valuable tourism



GATE webinars challenge professionals (engineers, ecologists, social scientists, economists and others) to change their professional behaviour, as well as seeking to change "consumer" behaviour. How you do your work is a behaviour of course, and Transition Engineering is how to do your work to lead to a sustainable future. 

Taking action on climate change is about consumer choices, or political leadership or corporate behaviour, isn't it? Reducing the future risks of catastrophic effects of global warming is the responsibility of international leaders and activist groups, isn't it? Aren't engineers just supposed to do what the market and their employers want? These presentations by Professor Krumdieck answers these questions in a surprising way. 


COP26 IMechE Event  Introduction to Transition Engineering

Heriot-Watt University  The new Transition Lab in Orkney.

Sustainable Schools Podcast Episode 16   What are you doing to Transition Engineer your Economy?

Behaviour Change and Sustainability  What is the Role of Behaviour in Transition?

U.S Energy Video Podcast    What is Transition Engineering for Oil & Gas?

Engineers New Zealand Webinar   Transition to Net Zero in 10 Years?

Engineers Ireland Webinar       Revolution in 4 Parts

Invited Presentation France    Can you save the Titanic? Shift project example in Grenoble France

Presentation to Business Leaders  Confronting the Status Quo and understanding EROI 

Engineering New Zealand Webinar   Introducing Transition Engineering  

HappenFilms Video Podcast      Rethinking the Role of Renewable Energy in the Climate Emergency