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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (summer 2015 edition)

The title of this blog might sound very familiar, which makes perfect sense because Higher ED published a blog with basically the same title back More...

Community and Social Development

Want a healthier, more just city? Plant trees

At the gym recently, a locker mate querulously remarked how a squirrel had gnawed through a screen in his window. “What d’ya do?” another fellow More...

International Development

How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor

In the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing period of austerity, there has been a renewed interest in the working poor in developed More...

Business Support

Is there a budding entrepreneur in your family? There’s now a summer camp for that

Most summer camps involve canoeing and hanging out in the wilderness, not prototyping a new mobile app. Then again, Future Design School (fdschool.co) isn’t your More...

Workforce Development

Tech is about to take the work out of finding your perfect job

For too long, we’ve had to “find a job.” It’s about time the right jobs found us. Most of us generate so much data as More...

Cultural Development

Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station

Checking out books from the library is about to get easier for commuters. The Toronto Public Library hopes to roll out a book-lending machine at More...

Green Economy

How green is the U.S. economy?

Are the largest companies in the U.S. economy helping or hurting the environment and society? After evaluating the largest 500 firms on environmental performance of 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

Please Mind The (Skills) Gap

The Emerging Workforce Study from Spherion Reveals Workers Feel Insecure About Their Job Skills, Career Advancement ATLANTA, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For years, employers More...