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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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…
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MakerSpaces

Makerspaces are a new form of community engagement. A makerspace, sometimes also referred to as…
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New York City—A World Leader

Mayor de Blasio’s update to the city’s sustainability agenda, OneNYC, contains ambitious goals for…
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Remediation Innovation

An oil spill is a devastating occurrence, ecologically first and foremost, but also socially and…
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Energy Innovators

As a follow up to an earlier blog about big business pulling money out of fossil fuels and turning…
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Continuing Income Equity

This commentary from the Toronto Star does a good job of attempting to answer the question: Who…
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A Grand Solution

Read this amazing article about a business leader, Dan Price, addressing income equity with his…
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A Business Hero

Efficient storage of electricity, especially from renewable sources, is the holy grail of the…
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Earth Day

Of the many activities one could do to celebrate Earth Day this year, The Master Shift, could…
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The Third Industrial Revolution is Coming

The five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution are 1. shifting to renewable energy;  2.…
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The Circular Economy

Designing for a circular economy is not just about transitioning to a new way of production, but…