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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Cheap, green, cooperative

Car sharing co-operatives are a wonderful way to reduce greenhouse emissions in both urban and…
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Opera and Monsters

My research associate, Rob Newell, recently coined the term "Art in Action", when we were…
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Tidal Power

Tidal power is an exciting and innovative idea that has been making the rounds for quite some time…
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The Invisible Door

This video by the Huffinton Post, Edmonton, showcases a homeless man playing a beautiful piece on…
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If your soul is weary

If your soul is weary, watch this, there are so many different pathways to travel.
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward

With all the new information we now have, one must wonder at the motivation behind an increase in…
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Let's Urge our World Leaders to Act Now

The Bonn climate change conference  is currently underway, a crucial opener for the Lima talks,…
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Better Growth Better Economy

Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report argues we can tackle climate change without harming…
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Divest-Invest Philanthropy

Following up on my earlier blog on the decision by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to divest their…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Wouldn't it be wonderful to dine beside a totally self-sustaining garden, in an urban environment?…
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Getting Energy Right

Northern Affairs and its pull towards renewable energies including solar has become a focus in…
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Social Innovation

In spite of some of the dire reports in the press, there are many individuals, researchers, artists…