About Transition Engineering

What is Transition Engineering and InTIME©

Transition Engineering is the way the projects of carbon down-shift get done. Long-term plans involve a lot more than meeting emissions targets, but at this critical time all of our infrastructure, buildings, land use and products must be redeveloped into the adaptive, resilient and low carbon versions which provide for social, environmental and economic wellbeing. Engineers are critical for successful design and implementation the types of shift projects required. Transition Engineering uses a logical approach that is straightforward to use in practice. The Interdisciplinary Transition Innovation, Management and Engineering (InTIME©) process brings engineering analysis and advice into the policy and planning discussions in new collaborative ways.

The technologies and designs we should be implementing are largely known. Transition Engineering innovations are about HOW to ACHIEVE THE CHANGES.

How does Transition Engineering work?

In 2011 about 150 engineers gathered in London and started the movement. They recognized that the problems of global warming are “wicked” in that they can’t be “solved” by government, consumer choice, market forces or new green technologies that are always 10 years in the future. Transition Engineering is the responsibility of every engineer in every field, but especially in oil, coal and gas, water, infrastructure, automobile manufacturing, airlines, architecture and buildings. Just like Safety Engineering, there are some experts, industry sponsored researchers, a good number of training programmes, new methods and products we didn’t even know we needed, new standards, and awareness and innovation.  

Transition Engineering is bottom-up, locally relevant and involves the communities and organizations from inception to delivery.

More information about the Transition Engineering Courses offered (micro-credentials).

More information on transition engineering and the Global Association for Transition Engineering (GATE) https://www.transitionengineering.org/.

Video about Transition Engineering Genesis