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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Climate Change Innovation

A French and Dutch design firm called The Cloud Collective  has come up with an amazingly…
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Waste to Fuel

It never fails to amaze me about human ingenuity, if the rules of the game don’t get in the way of…
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Seeing the World Differently

For the most part, we humans are visual creatures. We have a great ability to conceptualize, but…
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The Good Society--Designing Citis as if People Mattered

Often, buildings and the infrastructure around us, are designed as if people don't matter. The…
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Moving Forward Finally!

While it is important to remember that the climate change agreement between the United States and…
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A New Year

As a very wintry weekend approaches in the East, and there is less sunlight in the West, it becomes…
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Cell Phone Innovation

Nowadays, everyone has a cell phone. Charging the batteries of over a billion cell phones is only…
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How to Make People Care about the Environment

Two new appointments, of a very different nature, will make a difference to the planet. Elizabeth…
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Waste Not Want Not

We recently led an e-Dialogueon waste management in Canada as part of our…
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Stranded Assets

50 million used laptop batteries are discarded every year. The thing is, researchers have found…
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Changing Energy Use in California

As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the electric grid…
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Weathering Change Pathways

I recently participated in the Trudeau Foundation Conference in Toronto, Weathering Change…