Interesting Stuff Old

This section contains some interesting links, presentations and websites that the CRC shares for your interest.

Ann Dale's Blog Reconciliation, reconnection, regeneration, community vitality

Ann Dale's Facebook Page

Lenore Newman's Blog: Sand and Feathers: The Urban, the Edible, the Strange

SOLEfood farm blog: SOLEfood is an urban farm Enterprising Non Profit (ENP) established in 2009 by United We Can in Vancouver, British Columbia

Network for Business Sustainabiility

What Community Means to me Facebook group

Sustainability Solutions Group: website and blog.

Academic.Edu: Social Networking for Academics

Wiser Earth: Communities of Action

The Community Database: A great source for community data

Science and Development Network: News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world

The Munk Debates: The Munk Debates seek to provide a lively and substantive forum for leading thinkers to debate the major issues facing the world and Canada

Dragons and Decisions: Toward a Model of Unsustainable Behaviour. This presentation by Professor Robert Gifford from the University of Victoria discusses the psychological factors contributing to unsustainable choices, and decision-making.

Walk Score: Walk Score helps home buyers and renters find houses and apartments in great neighborhoods. Walk Score calculates the walkability of any address.

TED: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world

Matthew Taylor's Blog

The most terryfying video you'll ever see

On January 21, leading cultural pioneers, environmentalists, and policymakers convened in Washington, D.C. to discuss one question: How do we make it as 'natural' to live sustainably as living as a consumer feels today? Watch the opening presentation by Project Director Erik Assadourian.

Making it happen - the transition to a sustainable society

Inspiration wall: The inspiration that is the world in which we live, seen through the eyes of a landscape architect.

Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement

The Centre for Urban Research and Education

Work Life: The Making of Community

BC Healthy Communities

Listen to Ken Lyotier, Co-Researcher on the Agency research project, talk about his experience in bringing the Olympic flame into Vancouver Place.

North American Environmental Atlas: Mapping North America's shared environment

The Transformation of the National Building Code of Canada: from Prescriptions to Objectives. Codes are very complicated instruments, and changing the rules of the game a complex process. This case study examines the transformation of the National Building Code of Canada from a prescriptive to an objective-based code designed to increase flexibility and enhance innovation.

35 Great Social Media Infographics An interesting site on social media infographics.

Check out "Return to the wild", a virtual exhibit profiling 24 aquatic, terrestrial and airborne animal species found throughout North America. Launched in June,, produced by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society with the support of the Canadian Heritage Information Network, is part of its Virtual Museum of Canada initiative.

View the latest map from the North American Environmental Atlas showing the marine protected areas (MPAs) of North America that are managed by national, state, provincial, or territorial authorities.

Check out the June/July 2010 issue of Science and Environmental Health Network's newsletter the Networker titled Reflections on the President's Cancer Panel Report.

Insights on place‐based policy emerging from rural‐focused research produced by Dr. Bill Reimer, Concordia University and Dr. Sean Markey, Simon Fraser University.
Report - Annotated Bibliography

Millennium Development Goals - These eight time-bound goals provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.

Find the ICLEI Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation here. This guide and workbook is a compendium of resources that provides a five-milestone framework to assist local governments with the creation of an adaptation plan to address the relevant climate change impacts in their community.

Find knowledge and inspiration on the sustainable planning of cities and best practice cases from cities around using the Sustainable Cities™: Best Practice Database

Visit the Commission for Environmental Cooperation for case studies outlining best practices with respect to municipal energy initiatives in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, covering renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and energy-related procurement

Find extensive research on the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) website about how to increase knowledge about and identifying ways to strengthen and expand the social economy.

Find five personal transportation solutions that can reduce Ontario's demand for oil in the preliminary report titled Bridging the Gulf from the Pembina Institute.

Currently 64 percent of our ocean is not protected by any national law at all. See how Kristina Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect oceans from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policymaking and a healthy dose of PR.

Emily Rose Michaud's Blog: Le Pouvoir Aux Pousses/Sprout Out Loud is an on-growing gardener's ensemble that seeks to support and develop the relationship between residents and the land around them.

View this poster developed by Gary Martin to explore the difference between houses, homes and neighborhoods using a combination of Castree (2001) and social nature, political ecology as elaborated by Swyngedouw & Heynan (2003), and Whatmore’s (2002) concept of hybridity as a conceptual framework.

The Legatum Prosperity Index the world's only global assessment of wealth and wellbeing

The Homeowners Guide: comprehensive recycling resource library