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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Energy Innovators

Wind energy just got even more exciting, thanks to David Yanez, co-founder of a company called…
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Unconditional Love

Those of you who know me, know how very important animals are to my life, especially my dog…
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Digital Democracy

Interesting guidelines for chosing the right methods for greater public engagement in decisions.
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Design and Climate Change?

Why do we get used to everyday things, they become habits, often unconscious. Habituation can be…
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France Leads the Way

Once again, France is finding viable ways to ‘change the rules’ of the game to transition to more…
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Is the World Wise Enough?

In this article, Nicolas Stern talks about Shell asking its investors to bet against the world…
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The Social Cost of Carbon

When it comes to discussing the optimal price of carbon, it can be notoriously difficult to…
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The Next Big Question

When I first started working in the environment in the 1980s, population and consumption were…
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The Art of the Possible

French president Francois Hollande, has called for a “miracle” to happen later this year at the…
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Subsidies stiffle climate action

The International Monetary Fund estimates that the fossil fuel companies are subsidized by the…
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From my grand-daughter

When you’re depressed, anxious or overwhelmed, even the most accessible resources can feel a…
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Redesign of the Built Environment

Another note from New York City: Vision42Design is a cool competition that challenges designers and…