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Economic Development

Higher ED Blog: What’s cooking in the world of food incubation

Food startups face notoriously high failure rates and numerous barriers to entry as they seek to become established in the industry. Entry into the food More...

Community and Social Development

The top 7 intelligent communities of 2015: The year of “The No Name Cities”

The best thermometer of how the world views the 2015 finalists for the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year designation is best found in More...

International Development

The Arcadis sustainability index results: will your city survive?

With more and more negative news pouring through our news outlets every day, it becomes more difficult to find any hope for humanity. As if More...

Business Support

Final Canadian crowdfunding rules could be published by summer

Last year’s proposed crowd funding regime is in the works and could be here as early as the summer. The regime would allow for businesses More...

Workforce Development

Is health care the new job of choice for the middle class?

The stereotypical view of the middle class worker used to be the factory worker picking up his lunchbox and heading out to a regular shift More...

Cultural Development

Placemaking and place-led development: A new paradigm for cities of the future

The way we shape and develop our communities worldwide needs to change. This is the call action given at the Urban Age Conference last November More...

Green Economy

Green Homes Spur New Construction Growth

Recent reports show that the housing market is beginning to recover from the recent recession, with single-family and multi-family homes accounting for 45 percent of More...

Technology and Innovation

The Higher ED Blog: Incubators generate results but still might not be worth the investment

How do you attract and retain the startup or early stage business that is poised for rapid growth, innovation, and job creation? This is a More...

Policy and Research

Why big cities promote less innovation than they once did

Big cities have long been considered engines of innovation and economic growth. But, according one recent working paper at least, city size may not be More...