Views from the Edge

Conversations from the Edge
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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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How to make a difference in community planning

Community planning is a complicated process that requires understanding the relationships between,…
Development decision-making

Why won't they listen?

There are many development conflicts across the country and in many cases, the developers normally…
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Where has civility gone?

Public dialogue and civic literacy are more important today than ever, yet our space for discussion…
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Nature-Based Solutions: Rewilding

Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and…
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Pandemics and Possibilities

Given the recent articles claiming large areas of the Amazon rainforest are now turning into…
Climate protest

What is a good society?

The good society has leaders from all sectors committing to serious climate change emissions. The…
Climate protest

A Fast Moving Virus, a Slow Changing Climate

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The Good Society

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