Brett Blair and Shawn Morris, students of Royal Roads University, have taken on the challenge of creating an image of how life has changed through our evolving communications technologies. In this mini-documentary, they interview three Canadians who remember the popularization of Alexander Graham Bell's machine in the early 1900s. Click here to view this touching and insightful piece on the evolution of the telephone and its implications on human society.
A Vision of Sustainable Community Development captures the ideas and outcomes of the Community Research Connections program and approaches the social sciences of sustainable community development from both an informed and compassionate place. The video explores the dynamic relationship between place, limits, scale and diversity for Canadian communities and discusses the importance of reconciling the built and non-built environment.
Recently submitted to CRC Research, Dockside Green: Insight on the social aspects of the LEED- ‐ND standard community development examines the social aspects of the LEED-ND development in Victoria, BC: Dockside Green. Dockside Green employs innovative, state-of-the-art green development practices to achieve sustainability, and the community is regarded as Victoria's first environmentally sustainable community.
Summaries for the case studies of the Meeting Climate Change Challenge (MC3) project are now available. MC3 aims to identify emerging best practices and innovations in community climate change responses, and this is done in part by examining climate change plans of eleven communities within BC. Communities are selected using criteria that ensures best practices from a diverse set of communities are captured within the research.