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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: What are your trails worth?

Trails are great community resources: they encourage interaction, increase physical activity levels, and provide a venue for everyday and special event recreation. They also connect 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

How big shakeups at Canada’s tech giants led to a new wave of successful startups

A multimillion-dollar startup binge, followed by years of unrecoupable blows only describes a fraction of the legacy of Nortel Networks. What the market considered an More...

Workforce Development

How to attract people to your city (and it’s not just about jobs)

Who came first, the employer or the employee? Ask most people on the street and they would probably give a straight-forward answer: logically the employer 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

Toronto will be top economic performer in 2015, report says

Toronto’s economic growth will top that of its Canadian peers for the first time this century, thanks to a weaker Canadian dollar and a strengthening More...