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.

Think Carefully about What You Read

 A new Union of Concerned Scientists report, Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, shows how vested…

The Good Society--New Leadership

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

Food for Thought

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

Transforming Innovation

A series of nine planetary boundaries have been identified by Rockstrom et al. 2009. It is becoming…

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…

Making a Contribution

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

The Good Society--Evidence Based Decision-Making

Fundamental to the good society is the ability of elected officials and their civil servants to…

Patterns of our Footsteps - Rethinking Growth and Prosperity

June 25th, 2012 As the population of Canada doubles in size, one would expect the gross…

The Good Society--Spatial Justice

What does inequality do to a community? Ironically, there is no relationship whatsoever between key…

The Good Society--Managing Natural Resources

Humanity is now using nature’s services 52 percent faster than what Earth can renew, according to…

The Good Society--Screw business as usual

Richard Branson is using his purchase of British bank Northern Rock to offer small loans to the…