Transition cannot be achieved from the top down. It will require central and local government, businesses, communities, and individuals to develop their own understanding of sustainability and social justice and to debate and negotiate with each other about the way forward.
At the moment, however, there is no easy way to get this kind of debate to happen. Our social fabric is fragmented, and opportunities for debate are few and far between. There is little space for groups to deliberate about complex, pressing issues and even less space for them to share their views with each other. The internet is at best a partial solution: there is no substitute for face to face conversations.