Ecolise wiki: a pattern language for community-led action on sustainability and climate change

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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 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.


(key types of patterns and their inter-relationships)

Wiki organisation

(relationship between patterns and categories)

Pattern Language Resources


Organisations, Projects and Networks

Example Pattern Languages

Papers and Presentations

Guidelines for Pattern Language Development