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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Changing the World One Purchase at a Time

The Worldwatch Institute's website just talked about setting Millenium Consumption Goals, similar…
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Design will Save the World

Besides the urban gardening and urban farming movements, there are some wonderful artistic…
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Gender Gaps

In my last conversation, I talked about generational gaps, well, this video is one of the most…
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The importance of being engaged and being counted

Ekos Research just released their latest poll, which shows some interesting trends for civil…
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Coming out the Closet

Diversity, diversity, diversity. When will we learn? Einstein stated it very clearly, when are we…
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Small is Beautiful

There were two books in the 1970s that greatly influenced my thinking and endured my commitment to…
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Reconciliation

This poem makes me think about how important the reconciliation of the personal imperative with the…
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Saving the Environment and the Arts

I have been trying to experiment with how to communicate research through the use of the arts. We…
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Eureka!

Wow great insights from Steven in his talk Where good ideas come from! As you may or may not know…
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Planetary Boundaries and Sustainable Development

This video is a wonderful discussion of planetary boundaries, 9 key biospheric system limits and…
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Social Capital Research

When I started my social capital resarch about four years ago, focusing on network formation, the…
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Environmentalist's Paradox

I don't know how many of you have read the recent report in the newspapers about the "…