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Featured Contributor: Trudy Parsons

In this edition of our Featured Contributor series, I interviewed Trudy Parsons, Director of Workforce Development at Millier Dickinson Blais.  Trudy primarily contributes to our Workforce More...

Anchors in Urban Food: A Recipe for Economic Growth

In cities across the U.S., the local food movement has evolved from marginal to mainstream.  Most cities host not just one, but several thriving farmers More...

Conferences and Events: Rural Economic Summit of Ontario

The Prescott-Russell Community Futures Development Corporation, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the Eastern Ontario Training Board, and Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell have teamed up More...

Industrial Jobs Pay 200% More Than U.S. Minimum Wage.

Income inequality has dominated political discussions in recent weeks, with efforts to raise the federal minimum wage gaining momentum. America’s inner cities, with 2 million More...

Bridging the digital divide in Rio de Janeiro

Recently I was invited to Pirai, Brazil, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro to participate as a speaker at TEDx Pirai to talk about More...

The Higher ED blog: The next “Silicon Valley” of green tech

  Silicon Valley, California is envied for its entrepreneurial culture, concentration of highly skilled labour, and wildly successful and innovative companies that often produce equally More...

Fourth Pillar of Sustainability

Culture and Sustainability The notion of culture as the ‘fourth pillar’ of sustainability has been part of the cultural planning and policy landscape for many More...

Getting your community noticed: Do your homework

At this year’s annual conference organized by the Economic Developers’ Council of Ontario (EDCO), Norfolk County was asked to speak on a panel of communities More...

Creative Vitality in Detroit: The Detroit Cultural Asset Mapping Project

Few cities in the world symbolize the challenges confronting cities due to economic restructuring and associated issues of social and economic stratification and urban decline More...

Featured Contributor: Kadie Ward

For the newest edition of our Featured Contributor series, I chatted with Kadie Ward, Founder of Build Strong Cities. Kadie is one of our regular More...

Connecting technology development with market opportunities

Last week, I spent time with my Fraunhofer colleagues focusing on a particular challenge facing the pace and scale of innovation. The work in innovation More...

Incense Rising – Taichung and the World’s Top7 Intelligent Communities

Taichung City, Taiwan 24 January 2014 – Passion is so much a part of motivation.  So is pride.  A genuine sense of both filled the More...