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GOOD ideas for cities: Building a food truck movement

The food truck phenomenon is sweeping the nation, bringing culinary diversity and urban engagement to hungry citizens—not to mention creating jobs. Yet in New Orleans, More...

The changing geography of metropolitan poverty

The Great Recession may have officially ended in June 2009, but the weak and sluggish recovery has left many Americans struggling with the effects of More...

NY ♥’s love TV: How a positive pop-up transformed the city’s public spaces

Love was recently high in the air at PPS, as we were regaled with tales of a heartfelt summertime voyage around New York City’s five boroughs, More...

Kiva – New Field Partner: Sanergy turns waste into opportunity in Kenya

We’re excited to announce our newest Field Partner, Sanergy! Today, 10 million Kenyans live in slums and the number is growing at a rate of 7% More...

Infrastructure deficit in rural Canada. Is it time for a Marshall Plan?

When the good folks at MDB sent me an email announcing this new website and inviting me to become a contributor my first response was: “What? Who? More...

Review: “The Great Reset”

There’s no question that the biggest – and most controversial – name in economic development of late has been Richard Florida. The New Jersey native, who relocated More...

Review: “Connected”

In their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything More...

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

The declining fortunes of rural one-industry towns is a common story throughout much of Canada and the United States.

Review: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

The Great Recession and current economic instability have raised many questions about how to revive the economy and create jobs. For some, however, economic recovery More...

Review: 13 Ways to Kill Your Community

This book is written for small town residents with the desire to make a difference in their community, but who aren’t quite sure what to More...