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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The Good Society--Screw business as usual

Richard Branson is using his purchase of British bank Northern Rock to offer small loans to the…
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The Good Society--The Need for Conversation

A very thoughtful reflection on our use of technology, which some believe may be taking us to…
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The Good Society--Gathering the Evidence

Governance in the good society is grounded in integrated and evidence-based decision-making based…
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The Good Society--Connectivity

In my last post, I talked about the importance of walkability to individual and community vitality…
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The Good Society--Individual Leadership

Somebody has to do something, it is just incredibly pathetic it has to be us. (Gerry Garcia)
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The Good Society--Fearless Leadership

In the good society, we have the courage to face the big ‘sticky’ questions, and are not an…
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A Must Read for Policy-Makers Everywhere

What is the possibility of achieving a 2-degree future now? What are the global impacts of…
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The Good Society--Hedonistic Sustainability

Did you know that 97% of homes in Copenhagen have district heating? Listen to architect Bjarke…
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The Good Society-Fuel and Economic Well-Being

Fuel exports and GDP, what does this graph mean for Canada’s future vitality, especially given…
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The Good Society--The Role of Cities

Some interesting numbers concerning human settlement patterns in the next decades—the surprising…
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Research Outside the Box

I am delighted to finally announce the launch of the vitality tool, Vt. It has taken almost a year…