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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Scrap them

An excerpt from The Economist, June 14th, 2014 For decades, governments from Egypt to Indonesia…
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The World is poorer

The world is a poorer place when a musician is silenced, but there is another brighter star in the…
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The World is Definitely Changing

"You should be innovating so fast that your're invalidating your prior patents". Elon Musk, CEO of…
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The Non-Profit Sector

Why are non profits not a serious part of the conversation. Why, watch this. When you prohibit…
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Sustainable Prosperity

I participated recently in a conference at the University of Ottawa on Sustainable Prosperity.…
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The Good Society--Rural Revitalization

This interview with Zita Cobb about the revitalization of Fogo Island touches on a major issue in…
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The Good Society--Civility

We designed our way into our problems, equally we can design our way out of them. This video,…
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The Good Society--Spatial Justice

It is interesting that there is a number of economists who are now talking about the need for…
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You Must Watch This

This video by John Oliver is great, humour goes a long way to opening up the mind and hopefully the…
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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…