Edging Forward by Ann Dale

Edging Forward by Ann Dale

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December 10, 2015

Edging Forward

Edging Forward is not exactly a sequel, but an update about the many social innovations and progress in implementing sustainable community development in Canada, since the publication of At the Edge in 2001. Based on my 15-year research program since that release, this book is about the many options we have to move back from the edge, to edge forward in implementing sustainable community development now.

But, what is stopping Canadian communities?
How has a single ‘story’ so come to dominate our development?
What are the drivers for reconciling ecological, social and economic imperatives throughout Canadian society?
How do we change the single story and reclaim the dragons?

This book is about the power of stories that shape our development and influence our ability to act now on climate change. It is an evocative call for immediate action to move from edging forward to leaping onto new, sustainable pathways. Once again I draw upon both the personal and the professional, to talk about my journey in reconciliation, reconnection and the power of relationships as the most important pathway for transforming human development.