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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And Now for Something Completely Different

I am privileged to work with wonderful younger people; it also ensures critical diversity in my…
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The Good Society: The Power of Simplicity and Innovation

Last week, we had the first of our Robert Bateman Conversations on The Meaning of Growth and…
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What makes for a good society?

I stumbled across an old paper written by Amitai Etzioni in which he draws upon a key concept in…
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The Good Socity-The Power of Multiple Stories

What makes a community healthy? I think it is as simple as understanding how important it is to…
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The Good Society-What is Progress?

You may be interested in an upcoming e-Dialogue this coming Thursday, October 27th, on What is…
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The Good Society-The New Humanism

How do we develop systems of governance, education and health that connect, not disconnect us from…
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The Good Society-What is progress

Often late at night, interesting what the dark brings, I wonder about the meaning of life and what…
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The Good Society: The Power of Co-operation

We will be publishing a case story shortly on youth entrepreneurship and micro-credit. In that case…
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Continuing the Conversation

We are currently in election mode here in Ontario, and taxes have raised their ugly head again, at…

The Good Society

Over the summer, while swimming and gardening taking a much needed vacation, I began to think about…
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Community through Song

My research team just spent three days at a three-day workshop in Kingsburgh, Nova Scotia, a…
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Beauty and Seduction

I got up very early this morning, around 5:00 a.m. and have been watching the light come up through…