CRC News Archive

New Video Illustrating Spatial Justice

What is spatial justice? It's not a typo; it's a new and important way of thinking about social justice. Many of us will relate to justice and injustice along axes like class or race or gender. But every single one of us is affected by the spatial distribution of justice—things like where your nearest library is or how much diversity is in your grocery store. Watch this short animated video to learn about common examples and ways to increase spatial justice.

Places + Spaces Presented to Moncton City Council

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Ann Dale and Yuill Herbert made a presentation to Moncton City Council last week on the Places+Spaces model infrastructure. Elected officials immediately grasped the importance of the model that integrates environmental, social and economic factors, to making more sustainable development decisions.

New Article Published on Data Visualizations

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The CRC team published a new article in Cogent Social Sciences that explores how data visualizations can serve as integral components of online climate change research dissemination strategies. They are effective and efficient ways for attracting diverse public audiences and delivering research information in a timely fashion.

Co-Benefits of Climate Action

We just led a virtual conversation on the co-benefits of acting on climate change. The e-audience included a mayor, a municipal councilor and a researcher from Scotland in addition to researchers and practitioners from across the country. While we didn’t get into the results of Brexit, many ideas about the co-benefits of acting on climate change emerged.

New modelling tool to help build strong, sustainable communities

Places+Spaces, a newly developed modelling tool, promises to break new ground on sustainable development decision-making for municipal and regional governments. As the first of its kind in Canada, this comprehensive new computer-based platform allows users to input various development factors including buildings, transportation, energy, water and land-use, economic and employment, education and healthcare. They are then integrated to calculate their interdependent relationships to produce various sustainability scenarios.

Upcoming e-Dialogue: What are the Co-Benefits to Climate Action?

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Join us on Tuesday, June 28th, from 10:00am - 11:30am PST or 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST, for a conversation on the co-benefits of climate action.

Changing the Conversation: New Interactive Chart

Check out Places and Spaces, our new interactive chart on Changing the Conversation, sharing existing development pathway modelsPrior to building our infrastructure, we conducted an environmental scan of what existing models were out there, not wanting

Changing the Conversation: New Interactive Map

Check out Building a Better Canada, an interactive map just published on Changing the Conversation. It curates websites that host a diversity of initiatives, projects, and resources, aimed at finding sustainable solutions that ensure a better life for all Canadians.

New Case Study Released

L'Ange Gardien: A Model Incubator Farm

Important developments in Canada's road to COP 21 in Paris

As we lead into COP 21 in Paris in a week, there have been many important developments in Canada.