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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Design, Redesign and Multi-Functionality

Further gains in urban sustainable development are right before our eyes, by design and redesign.…
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And Now for Something Completely Different

In my world of academic institutions, it is too easy to take yourself too seriously. Taking one's…
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Community Regeneration

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network suggests 4 key actions to stimulate prosperity…
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Wonders of the World

Why would we muzzle any of the natural, social sciences and humanities that allow us to 'see' the…
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Living Well While Dying

I haven't been blogging as regularly as my beloved mother fell ill on February 27th and died March…
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Permaculture and the City

This presentation shows how by integrating five permaculture districts into the City of Guelph's…
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A Major Breakthrough

When students learn about sustainability in colleges and universities, they often are taught this…