Building Resilience, Building Community

A lively moment in Peterborough’s recent history. The Ontario city is home to Canada’s first Transition Town, a grassroots, resilience-building initiative. Transition Town Peterborough is now the focus of a resilience research project by University of Dundee PhD student Christopher Lyon. Photo: Jocasta Boone.

Initiatives to build resilience enabling positive social transformation

Whether it’s the Scottish government’s top-down initiative to develop community resilience or the grassroots resilience-building initiative that is Transition Town Peterborough, as people come together to strengthen their community’s capacity to bounce back from or adapt to crises or changes, they’re changing how they relate to one another in a positive way.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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An intriguing number of those who joined the Peterborough Dialogues “taste-test” yesterday admitted they weren’t sure why they had come. Some went so far as to say they had absolutely no idea what the dialogues are about – even after having reviewed the media that’s been created. Still, they came.

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