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Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Steven Johnson is a successful Brooklyn-based science writer who has penned books on everything from “neuroscience to cholera” to “pop culture”. In his latest book “Where Good Ideas More...

Review: “Aerotropolis”

There’s no doubt that transportation and trade have played a key role in the development of cities. With each advance in trade development and transportation, More...

Review: “The Leap”

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to More...

No jobs, no problem for youth entrepreneurs

The values and priorities of Gen Y-ers may have significant impacts on housing and land use patterns.

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

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

The importance of small business to our economy

I recently came across two resources that quantify the importance of small business to the economy.

Podcast: This American Life – How To Create A Job

This American life looks at how to create a job.

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...

Is economic development too trendy?

We spend a lot of time in our line of work reading reports, publications and articles that detail the trends and opportunities.

Review: “The End of Growth”

The work of economic developers and community builders is often focused on one end deliverable: creating jobs in our respective communities. This has been the More...

Municipal Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities

More and more municipalities across the country are turning to municipal cultural planning to leverage local cultural assets to support economic and broader community development More...