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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The Good Society--Hedonistic Sustainability

Did you know that 97% of homes in Copenhagen have district heating? Listen to architect Bjarke…
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The Good Society-Fuel and Economic Well-Being

Fuel exports and GDP, what does this graph mean for Canada’s future vitality, especially given…
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The Good Society--The Role of Cities

Some interesting numbers concerning human settlement patterns in the next decades—the surprising…
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Research Outside the Box

I am delighted to finally announce the launch of the vitality tool, Vt. It has taken almost a year…
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2015, A Vision for the Future

We recently produced this video, a vision for 2015 for sustainable community development. I…
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Sustainable Infrastructure

I read an interesting article in the latest edition of Maclean's last night, entitled Building…
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Reconciling the Built and the Non-Built Environment

Most of my work touches on the theme of reconciliation, between ourselves and other species,…
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The Good Society-How important is social justice?

The Occupy Wall Street movement has many supporters and of course, many detractors. What I find…
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A Municipal Policy Agenda

We have just published A Policy Agenda for Canadian Muncipalities. This is agenda is the result of…
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The Good Society: A Question of Scale

In asking ourselves what is important, what do we value and how is what we are doing affecting our…