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.

A rainforest’s second chance

An Indonesian tropical rainforest that was given a second chance to thrive offers lessons about…

The rise of solar reflective paint for climate adaptation

Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events according…

How sustainable is your city?

Launched in June 2022, a new and novel index reveals how well cities worldwide are engaging in…

50,000 wild species support billions of people

A recent global assessment conducted by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on…

Will rapid evolution save biodiversity?

Human activity is changing the environment at an unprecedented rate, but can biodiversity evolve…

Don't let wastewater go to waste, use it for heat

A new community development is tapping into the power of wastewater to achieve a carbon-neutral…

Finding opportunities for redesign

According to Bruce Mau, a Canadian-born designer and author, we live in an era of opportunities for…

Spaces, Places and Possibilities: The Empire State Building

An iconic building in the New York City skyline has undergone a remarkable regenerative…

Off with their heads?

Ever since the trucker occupation in Ottawa, I have been puzzling over the lack of civic literacy…