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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Breaking News

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to a joint task force on climate policy co-operation on Friday…
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Money doesn't buy Happiness

While most of us know this on a gut level, some interesting research by Gilovich at Cornell…
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Climate Progress

For the first time in 40 years, global CO2 emissions did not rise in 2014, while the global economy…
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It's a No Brainer. Climate Action Plan

Was in Montreal yesterday for the launch of our climate action strategy, led by Dr. Caterine Potvin…
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Libraries Come out of the Closet

In a previous blog, I talked about the importance of multi-functional space. This article describes…
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The Good Society--Making a Difference

I am part of a group of over 60 scientists led by Dr. Catherine Potvin from McGill University…
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Transforming Space

In one of our research projects, we explored the concept of multifunctional places, that is,…
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More and more innovation

We have seen many wonderful and creative takes on how to create more sustainable and eco-friendly…
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Everything is Connected

NASA visualizes the 22,000 tons of life-giving dust that flows between Africa and South America,…
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One Giant Step Forward

 “A target of net-zero emissions by 2050 is not only desirable but necessary. This is the time…
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One Small Step to Change the World

This video describes one man's way to pay back to community. How many more small steps could be…
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This is Really Cool

As a visual learner, I understand data better when it is shown in an excellent visual. Click here…