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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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…
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Waste Not Want Not

Our upcoming e-Dialogue as part of our Solutions Agenda research project, will be on the critical…
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The World is Definitely Changing

A French and Dutch design firm called The Cloud Collective  has come up with an amazingly…
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The Time to Act is Now

2014 is on track to break records as being the hottest year yet. Global temperature readings…
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Food for Thought

What will the U.K. collaborative economy look like in 2025? Six scenarios have been created to…
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22 Maps and Charts that will Surprise You

These maps and charts are great in revealing the aggregate impacts of human activities. Although we…
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Mushrooms Can Save the World

As part of our Solutions Agenda research project, we are leading an upcoming real time virtual…
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Design and Redesign

This library outside of Beijing shows how important design is to sustainable community development…
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Global Climate Leadership

The climate change agreement between the United States and China is a critical first step in…
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A New Model

Integration, inclusion and dialogue. This article discusses the efforts of a Danish town to…
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Changing the Way We use the Grid

Nowadays, many people worldwide have a cell phone. Charging the batteries of over a billion cell…