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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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…
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Info Ladies

Friere (1970) talks about the power of many meaningful small steps for social change. The Info…
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The Good Society--Kindness

One of my students once asked me what was the most important for sustainable development. I replied…
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Climate Risks: Linking Narratives to Action

I don't often repost, but this article is critical reading for researchers, decision-makers, policy…
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Everyone can Make a Difference

A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen profiled the Hope Garden in Ottawa, run by a group of…
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Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce

Listen to Malcolm Gladwell talk about important insights from the food marketing industry. You may…
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Celebrating the Mundane

A few years ago Lenore Newman and I wrote an article called In Praise of Mundane Nature, in…