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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What makes cities work?

In this remarkable video, Amanada Burden, Chief City Planner for the City of New York, discusses…
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Citizens as climate leaders

This is a must go to event, David Suzuki and Ian Mauro's Western Canadian Ciitizens as climate…
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A dramatic picture

Without my wonderfully brilliant students at Royal Roads University and CBC radio, I would not be…
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Paint the City

Hoping to ignite a new era of art enthusiasts now able to experience and contemplate art in the…
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DNA of Sustainability

One of my colleagues, Yuill Herbert, has talked about mapping the DNA of sustainability. For me,…
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So Much Innovation is Happening

The Vancouver Sun just reported on new social housing built in the Downtown Eastside out of…
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Stopping the Myths

We live in the best of times and the worst of times. Such a rich information age, and yet, so much…
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Business Leaders

Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, at their annual meeting last month responded to questions from a…
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The Web of Life

This video, besides having wonderful photography, shows the interconnection of life, place and…
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Patterns of Our Footsteps - Visualizing the Differences and Commonalities

A major objective of our climate action research is to elucidate the primary drivers, influences,…
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Two Thoughts

"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it…
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The Good Society--Energy Renewables

The revolution has begun, energy renewables are gaining ground. In this interview with Amory Lovins…