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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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…
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And Now for Something Completely Different

I am privileged to work with wonderful younger people; it also ensures critical diversity in my…
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The Good Society: The Power of Simplicity and Innovation

Last week, we had the first of our Robert Bateman Conversations on The Meaning of Growth and…
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What makes for a good society?

I stumbled across an old paper written by Amitai Etzioni in which he draws upon a key concept in…
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The Good Socity-The Power of Multiple Stories

What makes a community healthy? I think it is as simple as understanding how important it is to…