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The Higher ED Blog: 5 Ways Volunteers Make your Job Easier

This article is the first in our Volunteers: The Extra-Economic Developers series, which explores the beneficial ways that economic development and volunteerism can intersect. This More...

The Higher ED Blog: Hitting the Road with Community Futures Oxford

Last Monday, University of Waterloo students in the Masters of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) program, accompanied by Professors Heather Hall and Tara Vinodrai, were More...

Is 2186 the year for equal pay?

Today, findings show that women are outperforming men in postsecondary in North America, and are more likely to graduate from college and university. According to More...

Canada needs universal income now!

Having a paycheck that is guaranteed no matter what sounds nice, right? It may be time to move to Finland. Finland has started a “radical More...

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

West Palm Beach, October 21 – In an unprecedented partnership between industry and education, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County created the Academic More...

Hedge Funds Swarm Into Palm Beach

The City of Palm Beach and neighboring West Palm Beach are becoming ever more attractive to alternative asset managers. Some firms that have long been More...

New York City’s Lowline to be world’s first underground park

Instead of talking about the marvelous skyscrapers in New York City, they may soon be able to marvel at the Lowline, the world’s first underground More...

Parks not just amenities, but also economic development tools

Every city seems to want more parks. Not only do city parks and greenspaces provide much-sought-after amenities for members of the community, but they also More...

The Higher ED Blog: Advice for starting a rural transit service

Elon Musk, the infamous founder of Tesla, recently released a Master Plan detailing his vision for the future of transportation. His goals include overhauling public More...

The Higher ED Blog: Back to basics on public engagement

We know that engaging the public in economic development activities and initiatives is important, but let’s be frank: it’s difficult and takes skill to do More...

The first Little Free Pantry pops up in Arkansas inspired by Little Free Libraries

Riffing on the thriving Little Free Library movement, one woman in Fayetteville, Arkansas has started the first Little Free Pantry. Jessica McClard’s idea is simple: More...

Urban beekeeping takes off as plight of the honeybee wins public attention

A sure sign of spring at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel is the arrival of Alexandre McLean. But he’s not your average guest; and his luggage is More...