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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Food for Thought

Recently read an article in the Globe and Mail, about housing and seniors in Vancouver. The article…
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The Good Society - Health Accountability

CBC’s the fifth estate has launched an interactive tool that allows patients to rate the…
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Energy Efficiency is the Fifth Fuel

A key report was recently published, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map by the International Energy…
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Living Space

In our community vitality project, we developed 6 indicators of vitality for a neighbourhood,…
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Design, Redesign and Multi-Functionality

Further gains in urban sustainable development are right before our eyes, by design and redesign.…
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And Now for Something Completely Different

In my world of academic institutions, it is too easy to take yourself too seriously. Taking one's…
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Community Regeneration

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network suggests 4 key actions to stimulate prosperity…
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Wonders of the World

Why would we muzzle any of the natural, social sciences and humanities that allow us to 'see' the…