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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Some thoughts from the lake

As I sit by the lake, and face the tyranny of the great white page, I think about many of…
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A Really 'Smart' Phone

Bas Van Abel heads up Fairphone, a Dutch company who have succeeded in making an interesting impact…
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Health and Climate Change

Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health The 2015…
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The Future is Bright and Green

By Alastair Moore, Doctoral Candidate, University of Manchester, Doctoral student, MC3 2.0: Meeting…
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The Art of the Possible

The Pope’s release tomorrow of his encyclical calling for changes in lifestyles and energy…
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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…