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 Beauty of Trees

Last summer, University of Utah biologist Nalini Nadkarni fell out of a tree. One of the world’s…

Nature Needs Half

I try to blog most of the time on the amazing innovations and ideas that are happening on the…

Expanding the Political Imagination

This blog by Alex Himelfarb, a former clerk of the Privy Council, is a thoughtful analysis of the…

Hedonistic Sustainability

In this fascinating article, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels talks about his vision on the future of…

Clean Water, A Universal Human Right

This teenage scientist developed a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to purify water. Water is…

Why I got into Community Food Forestry

Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies

Sustainable Development for Some?

Several years ago, the CRC Research team created a series of HEAD Talks videos featuring interview…

The Next Big Imperative

On our front page this week, we feature our video on spatial justice, justice that takes into…

Jobs versus the environment finally dead

A new report from the Columbia Institute says the country would create nearly four million non-…

Museums at a Crossroads

One thing is constant in today’s modern world—change. One institution that is changing are museums…

Communitas

Co-housing is a win-win situation with many co-benefits. As the baby boomers age, and lose their…

Follow the Utopian Fantasy

This episode of CBC Radio’s Ideas, featuring clips from The Enright Files, explores some great…