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.

Kitchen shelves with plates, pans and bowls

Anthropomorphizing your household objects

It’s a common misperception that it’s better to store household items that might be useful in the…
Fall leaves over brick building by Maroke from Getty Images/Canva

Affordable Housing Meets Nature

A French couple has put a new spin on affordable housing by giving buildings a second life and…
Community garden

Building Back Better

Lessons Canada should use from WW2 to fight the climate emergency
Dogs hugging in snow

What a wonderful world

You may wonder after the year we have just experienced why I would pick that title? The pandemic…
Kids playing hockey on frozen lake in Banff

Building Back Better

COVID-19 cases and deaths have been concentrated in nursing homes, homeless shelters and other…
Hands on tree

A Sneak Peak

Dr. Rob Newell and I will be presenting at a conference in the United Kingdom, November 30 to…
Together we create graffiti on brick wall

How to make a difference in community planning

Community planning is a complicated process that requires understanding the relationships between,…
Development decision-making

Why won't they listen?

There are many development conflicts across the country and in many cases, the developers normally…
Dog and human hand in sepia

Where has civility gone?

Public dialogue and civic literacy are more important today than ever, yet our space for discussion…
Leaf up close

Nature-Based Solutions: Rewilding

Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and…
Green roof

Pandemics and Possibilities

Given the recent articles claiming large areas of the Amazon rainforest are now turning into…
Climate protest

What is a good society?

The good society has leaders from all sectors committing to serious climate change emissions. The…