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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A Personal Note

I am currently working outside of Ottawa, and it has been bitterly cold the last 3 weeks, -27…
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Big Oil Accepts Climate Change

ExxonMobil was the most profitable company in the US in 2012, according to Forbes 500. Ten years…
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Has cheap oil gone forever?

A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London…
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A Key Reflection for the New Year

A colleague from Carleton University, Andrew Cohen, has just written a very novel analysis about…
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Speaking Truth to Power

A leading US biologist, Randy Schekman, who will receive his Nobel Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday,…
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The Good Society--Another win/win solution

Pune in India is a leading innovator in sustainable waste management. In 2008, the city awarded a…
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Carbon Taxes and Economic Prosperity

The Harper Government is currently claiming that adopting a carbon tax would damage Canada…
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Intergration, interconnection, inspiration

There are many recent conversations about integrating the arts into sustainability, cities and…
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British Columbia leads the Way

While preparing a presentation this morning for a panel discussion in Montreal this coming Saturday…
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The Good Society--Social Justice

The secretary of the United Nations has appealed for a big push to achieve as many as possible of…
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Living Well While Dying

Since my beloved mother died on March 26th, I haven't had the psychological energy to write more on…