Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge
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Welcome to the CRC blog, where we discuss bleeding edge issues around sustainable community development. The term ‘bleeding edge’ connotes the idea of our failure to somehow or other convince the publics about the urgency of responding to climate change now, and that we need to better communicate the principles and practises of sustainable development to the wider publics. So, yes it takes courage to be 'at the edge', and sometimes one 'bleeds' a lot, but let's start the conversation now.

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One Man’s Leather is Another Man’s Poison

Pollution from industrial processing, tanning, lead smelting, and other toxic operations cause…
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Don't COP Out

I took this picture from a recent article by the Economist, titled "A world turned upside down".…
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Just What the Doctor Ordered

As cities increase in density, greenspaces often dwindle. Studies have shown that natural…
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Bearing Witness

This short video from Fast Company explores the ways that technology has amplified and…
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Reweaving the Landscape

From Victoria to St. John’s, the Trans-Canada Highway stretches across 8030 km of landscape in…
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Save the Rainforest, Again

Deforestation in the Amazon is back on the upswing, with nearly 2 million acres cleared in Brazil…
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Fantastic Fungi

“Mushroom mycelium represents rebirth, rejuvenation, regeneration.”              - Paul…
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Sprouting Literature

There are many children’s books that share heartwarming stories of nature and why it needs…
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Low Standards to Spread Across Canada?

It would be great if BCs low standards would spread federally -- Low Carbon Fuel Standards, that is…
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The Good Society

This TEDTalk is very cool, showing what the world looks like when you map it using people data,…
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Building Common Ground

Jeanne Gang is an architect who looks at physical space for its potential to build positive…
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These Streets Were Made for Walking

Watch urban planner Jeff Speck discuss the four tenets of walkability, in order to call attention…