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Much content on this wiki is organised as a [[pattern language]] for Community-Led Action on Sustainability and Climate Change. This page describes its design and organisation.
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Much content on this wiki is organised as a '''[[pattern language]] for community-led action on sustainability and climate change'''. This page describes its design and organisation.
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
 
Design of this pattern language builds on the use of pattern languages in relevant fields elsewhere, including Christopher Alexander's original pattern language for settlement and building design, the Ingredients of Transition, the Groupworks pattern language for facilitators, and the Transition Research Pattern Language. Its scope is [[community-led action on sustainability and climate change]], which is also the overarching pattern in the pattern language.
 
Design of this pattern language builds on the use of pattern languages in relevant fields elsewhere, including Christopher Alexander's original pattern language for settlement and building design, the Ingredients of Transition, the Groupworks pattern language for facilitators, and the Transition Research Pattern Language. Its scope is [[community-led action on sustainability and climate change]], which is also the overarching pattern in the pattern language.
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* [[:Category: Patterns]] as a container for all patterns, with categories for patterns of different scope contained within this as
 
* [[:Category: Patterns]] as a container for all patterns, with categories for patterns of different scope contained within this as
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** [[:Category: Values| Values]]
** [[:Category: Principles]]
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** [[:Category: Principles| Principles]]
** [[:Category: Pathways]]
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** [[:Category: Pathways| Pathways]]
** [[:Category: Practices]]
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** [[:Category: Practices| Practices]]
  
 
Some middle order patterns (Principles and Pathways) may themselves form categories into which practices/pathways fall.
 
Some middle order patterns (Principles and Pathways) may themselves form categories into which practices/pathways fall.
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==== Global Action Programmes ====
 
==== Global Action Programmes ====
* [[:Category: Sustainable Development Goals]]
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* [[:Category: Sustainable Development Goals| Sustainable Development Goals]]
* [[:Category: Climate Change]]
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* [[:Category: Climate Change| Climate Change]]
** [[:Category: Climate Change Mitigation]]
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** [[:Category: Climate Change Mitigation| Climate Change Mitigation]]
** [[:Category: Climate Change Adaptation]]
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** [[:Category: Climate Change Adaptation| Climate Change Adaptation]]
** [[:Category: Carbon Sequestration]]
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** [[:Category: Carbon Sequestration| Carbon Sequestration]]
  
 
==== Movements ====
 
==== Movements ====
* [[:Category: Ecovillages]]
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* [[:Category: Ecovillages| Ecovillages]]
* [[:Category: Transition]]
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* [[:Category: Transition| Transition]]
* [[:Category: Permaculture]]
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* [[:Category: Permaculture| Permaculture]]
* [[:Category: Social Solidarity Economy]]
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* [[:Category: Social Solidarity Economy| Social Solidarity Economy]]
  
 
==== Themes ====
 
==== Themes ====
* [[:Category: Urban Sustainability]]
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* [[:Category: Urban Sustainability| Urban Sustainability]]
* [[:Category: Economics]]
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* [[:Category: Economics| Economics]]
* [[:Category: Commons]]
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* [[:Category: Commons| Commons]]
* [[:Category: Energy]]
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* [[:Category: Energy| Energy]]
* [[:Category: Food and Agriculture]]
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* [[:Category: Food and Agriculture| Food and Agriculture]]
* [[:Category: Mobility and Transport]]
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* [[:Category: Mobility and Transport| Mobility and Transport]]
* [[:Category: Housing]]
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* [[:Category: Housing| Housing]]
* [[:Category: Water]]
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* [[:Category: Water| Water]]
* [[:Category: Waste]]
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* [[:Category: Waste| Waste]]
* [[:Category: Biodiversity]]
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* [[:Category: Biodiversity| Biodiversity]]
* [[:Category: Governance]]
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* [[:Category: Governance| Governance]]
* [[:Category: Policy]]
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** Education
 
** Education
 
** Social Innovation
 
** Social Innovation

Revision as of 12:59, 17 April 2020

Much content on this wiki is organised as a pattern language for community-led action on sustainability and climate change. This page describes its design and organisation.

Design

Design of this pattern language builds on the use of pattern languages in relevant fields elsewhere, including Christopher Alexander's original pattern language for settlement and building design, the Ingredients of Transition, the Groupworks pattern language for facilitators, and the Transition Research Pattern Language. Its scope is community-led action on sustainability and climate change, which is also the overarching pattern in the pattern language.

The pattern language is designed to be a medium for documenting, co-creating, reporting, sharing, applying, evaluating and updating knowledge of community-led action on climate change and sustainability, from diverse sources and contributors. Its scope and structure are based on existing bodies of practitioner and academic knowledge, which it gathers, synthesises and makes available in a format that can be applied in different practical contexts and updated based on new information and experiences.

Structure

Patterns are here structured at four levels of increasing abstraction and breadth of scope:

Practices
Specific methods and techniques employed by community-led initiatives
Processes (Pathways, Approaches)
Sets of practices combined simultaneously and/or sequentially in a deliberately structured set of relationships in time, space and social configuration, as a form of strategic action towards defined goals
Principles
The overarching concepts, frameworks, strategies and perspectives through which action is organised, undertaken, framed and understood
Values
The orienting norms and ethics that guide community-led action on sustainability and climate change among initiatives, networks and organisations involved in the Communities for Future programme

The relationships among patterns of different scope are heterarchical, in that lower level patterns might be contained within multiple higher order patterns. A particular practice, for example, may simultaneously form part of several pathways, and each of these practices and pathways may reflect multiple principles and values. Groupings of patterns are thus overlapping and cross-cutting. These relationships among patterns are also contextual, and may vary in different settings and change over time.

Wiki organisation

The current proposal is to use categories as follows.

Some middle order patterns (Principles and Pathways) may themselves form categories into which practices/pathways fall.

Proposal for Main Navigational Structure

Global Action Programmes

Movements

Themes

Other Suggestions

  • Resourcing
    • Funding
    • Tools and Methods

Key internal frameworks

Pattern Language Resources

Books

Organisations, Projects and Networks

Example Pattern Languages

Papers and Presentations

Guidelines for Pattern Language Development

References