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 Holy Grail--Next Steps

My research/practitioner team just met over the weekend in Kingsburgh, Nova Scotia to discuss what…
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Reclaiming City Spaces

I can’t believe it is Labour Day Weekend, the summer flew by. When I was a young girl, a summer…
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Patterns of our Footsteps - Spending more on drugs but feeling no different

August 29th, 2012 The line graph in the figure below shows that Canadians’ personal…
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The Good Society--Renewing the Urban Landscape

Some exciting stuff is happening on the ground, demonstrating how to reconcile the ecological,…
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What Frames the Picture?

Following about my last post, it is critically important how an issue is framed, how it is…
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Think Carefully about What You Read

 A new Union of Concerned Scientists report, Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, shows how vested…
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The Good Society--New Leadership

In an article I just read by Margaret Wheatley, she asks two critical questions.
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Food for Thought

Janine Brodie, a Trudeau Fellow, gave a thought-provoking ‘big thinking’ lecture at the 2012…
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Transforming Innovation

A series of nine planetary boundaries have been identified by Rockstrom et al. 2009. It is becoming…
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Maybe it's as simple as getting energy right

The ability to do work for man depends on the energy quality and quantity, and this is…
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Making a Contribution

As part of our research, we are constantly trying to experiment with research dissemination using…