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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Restorying our relationship to the land

Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies
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Stepping up to the Plate

The latest IPCC report warns the world has just a decade to take “unprecedented” action to cut…
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Taking back public space

What contributes the most to sustainable community development--public space, where people can…
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Time is of the Essence

Climate science is becoming more and more dire. This article entitled, Why the next three months…
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What happens after we realize that growth has a limit?

While economic growth has proven to be beneficial, especially in high-income countries, when…
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Sister of ocean and sand, sister of ice and snow

Two islanders living over 10,000 kilometres apart set out on an extraordinary poetic expedition…
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The Circular Economy

The National Zero Waste Council argues we need to focus on waste prevention as we produce more…
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Going Down the Wrong Rabbit Hole

This latest article in the Washington Post talks about the dangers of chemicals in…
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Implementing zero-emission public transport in Québec

Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded the…
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What We Read

A wise friend once told me I had to read The Economist, and I replied, “whatever for”. She told me…
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Use It or Lose It

Climate solutions could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030, while…