The National Post has recently published an article on strip mall architecture and steps that are now being taken to counteract this form of development. The article begins with a poignant statement of the poor aesthetics of strip mall structure, "The first time cultural geographer Merle Patchett saw Edmonton’s sprawl from the airplane, she felt the culture shock shared by so many European immigrants to the Prairie city.
CRC Research has created a new video for the CRC YouTube Channel. This video tells the story of the unsung heroes found below our footsteps and all around us: soil microorganisms.
For those who missed the first of the Robert Bateman Critical Conversations, the conversation is now available for download at the Progress and Growth in the 21st Century webpage. This discussion explored the idea that a functioning, prospering economy does not necessarily need to rely on constant economic growth.
Social finance focuses on developing a business culture with strong representation of socially responsible enterprises, known as social enterprises. The aim of a strong social finance system is to mobilize sources of capital in a manner that allows for the creation of businesses with social/environmental principles incorporated in their business model. Ideally, a business culture with strong social finance aspect will foster healthy communities and society, which in turn is conducive to healthy environment and sustainable economy.
We have all heard the old adage "money doesn't buy happiness". Now, we are seeing that Canada might keep this in mind when trying to determine what could makes us prosperous as a nation.