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.

Climate protest

A Fast Moving Virus, a Slow Changing Climate

​ Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
Fountain in vancouver

The Good Society

What makes for a good society? One that values and measures the things that count. Edmonton has…
Penguins on iceberg

Tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis

There are critical tipping points that we will reach above a 1.5 C. degree warming, similar to a…
Polar bear

Task Force for a Resilient Recovery

An independent group of 15 finance, policy and sustainability leaders and a group of expert…
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From The Economist No Less

"The rethink of the economy is an opportunity. . .A level-headed reassessment of public debt could…
The majestic white ones

Is there humanity without polar bears?

I will never see a polar bear in my lifetime and yet, they are part of my identity as a Canadian,…
our future is in the hands of politicians

A Pause and its Possibilities

COVID-19 has given the world a pause, a time to reflect while we have more time on our hands as we…
Hoping to leap forward

Reconciliation and Reconnection

To recover from the terrible wildfires and their trauma, Australia’s solution to “ecological grief…

Urban Forest Regeneration

I often think while looking for the grand fix, we often miss the many small steps that can change…
City of Milan

Milan is reducing car traffic

The city of Milan in the hard-hit Lombardy region of Italy is preparing to reduce car traffic post-…
Media Leadership

The Good Society

It may seem odd to be talking about The Good Society when we are all facing COVID-…
Person rolling pastry on counter

And the People Stayed Home

by Kathleen (Kitty) O'Meara in 1869 and reprinted during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic And…