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Economic Development

Be Intelligent about economic development – Attend the 2015 Intelligent Community Summit in Toronto

Why do people go to conferences, summits, seminars and roundtables? Why don’t we just sit in the comfort of our homes, sit back and turn More...

Community and Social Development

The Ponzi scheme of urban sprawl?

In 1919, an Italian-born Boston entrepreneur named Charles Ponzi began to employ a clever way of making large sums of money.  It was not to More...

International Development

Why Africa’s booming cities need more autonomy in urban planning

While cities in Africa are usually cast off as dystopian, they are actually booming both demographically and economically and are only expected to grow. People More...

Business Support

Tech investment in London up 66%, Tops $682m in last 3 months

LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — London’s technology sector has smashed previous funding records, as the capital’s technology firms attracted more venture capital financing during More...

Workforce Development

Sioux Falls launches ad and web campaign to recruit workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sioux Falls has succeeded in creating jobs but needs to do more to fill them, Mayor Mike Huether said in More...

Cultural Development

Drawing the line on cultural development in Toronto

In the frenzied world of Toronto property development, there’s only one place left to go: up. City planning has put a premium on increased density More...

Green Economy

By 2050 the Greenest City may not be in the first world

As the world’s population continues to move closer to major urban centers, cities are attempting to implement greener practices to reduce environmental damage.  The problem? More...

Technology and Innovation

Video game maker Ubisoft on the prowl for hundreds of workers in Toronto

Five years after France-based Ubisoft Entertainment SA opened the doors to its Toronto studio, the video game maker is gearing up to go on another More...

Policy and Research

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research

The goal of the Higher ED Blog is to put cutting-edge economic development research into the hands of practitioners. We typically do that by giving More...