Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge

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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We are on Very Thin Ice

Larsen C is Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, and it is unfortunately disintegrating at an all…
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We Need a New Educational Model Now

Artificial intelligence, accelerating automation, technological change, the internet and the loss…
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Paint it Black

Anirudh Sharma, a former co-leader at MIT Media Lab India Initiative, recently invented a device to…
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Canadian Hospitals are Looking a Little Green

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care has won Gold in Climate Leadership for 2016, for its…
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Reaching 'unlikely suspects'

Never has community engagement been more important in the post-truth era, and yet, with all the '…
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Ikea is Walking the Walk

Ikea is certainly walking the walk when it comes to reaching Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).…
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Cities on the Front Line

Municipalities ought to be at the forefront of transformative climate action, argues this piece…
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Rising from the Ashes

Two engineers in Gaza have found an innovative use for the rubble and ash that are, unfortunately,…
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Governing with Collective Intelligence

Collective intelligence refers to the ability of large groups—a community, region, city or nation—…
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Transformative Change

Our research in climate change adaptation and mitigation is exploring how to measure change in…
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Leonard Cohen Strikes a Chord with Al Gore

Watch below for an interview with Leonard Cohen from Norwegian talk show Skavlan in 2007.…
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Paris Gets its Show on the Road

Citing climate as the “number one priority,” Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced plans to…