"If each one of us begins to hold this kind of "infinite-promise" city-image in our mind, it can similarly transform our thinking and allow us to move forward with a basic level of agreement amongst ourselves, toward building a city that fulfills this vision every day of the year. But as our goals align, the question then arises: We know where we want to go, so how do we get there?"
from Sustainable Cities, Bob Walter et al, ed. (1992)
Transition Los Angeles is preparing the groundwork for a milestone
document. The goal is to create a grassroots vision/plan for our
collective future which takes into consideration peak oil, climate change, and economic contraction.
Early efforts of Transition initiatives (awareness-raising, reskilling events, networking) are designed to get a community ready to envision a powered-down, lower carbon future. Next, the Transition initiative forms the working groups which will create the EDAP.
These teams INVENTORY what resources we currently have to work with, create a VISION of where we want to be, and use BACKCASTING techniques to determine the pathway toward that brilliant future. Stories and artwork from the Transition Tales projects enrich the vision with vitality and color.
After the EDAP is written and published,
efforts are directed toward getting the EDAP ideas incorporated into
other area planning tools (city planning, etc.). Eventually, the
Transition initative will focus on implementation of the EDAP: gearing
up skills, installing physical projects, building relationships, and
accumulating the tools necessary to make the EDAP vision come alive.