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.

The Good Society-What is progress

Often late at night, interesting what the dark brings, I wonder about the meaning of life and what…

The Good Society: The Power of Co-operation

We will be publishing a case story shortly on youth entrepreneurship and micro-credit. In that case…

Continuing the Conversation

We are currently in election mode here in Ontario, and taxes have raised their ugly head again, at…

The Good Society

Over the summer, while swimming and gardening taking a much needed vacation, I began to think about…

Community through Song

My research team just spent three days at a three-day workshop in Kingsburgh, Nova Scotia, a…

Beauty and Seduction

I got up very early this morning, around 5:00 a.m. and have been watching the light come up through…

And you thought you were innovative!

This is a brilliant example of both technical and social innovation, using waste products turned…

Change your World. Change your Words.

Who gets to frame the question, and who gets to decide who the stakeholders are at the table…

People do Care

Get out and vote now in the next Canadian election. Why, watch this TedTalks now, the antidote to…

Scaling up Innovation

Convenient and affordable within the science and economics we have today and the power of the…

Commodification of Life

I am increasingly concerned about something I have been thinking about a lot lately--the wholesale…

Yin and Yang

I write a lot about the need for reconciliation in my work, of the three imperatives, between the…