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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research

The goal of the Higher ED Blog is to put cutting-edge economic development research into the hands of practitioners. We typically do that by giving More...

The tragedy of Canada’s census

What once was a mandatory household survey resulting in jail time if not filled out every five years has now become a voluntary survey, should More...

Fair Play: More equal laws boost female labor force participation

A recently released study from International Monetary Fund shows that removing obstacles that prevent women from becoming economically active if they choose to do so More...

Why big cities promote less innovation than they once did

Big cities have long been considered engines of innovation and economic growth. But, according one recent working paper at least, city size may not be More...

Closing education gap will lift economy, a study finds

The United States could add 1.7 percent to its GDP over the next 35 years (creating roughly $900 billion in higher government revenue) by improving More...

Looking for a good job? Try these cities

CNNMoney takes a look at new report from the Brookings Institution ranking American cities on the percent of the workforce employed in “advanced industries” that spend significant amounts More...

5 Trends that will shape the future of tiny housing

Shaunacy Ferro at Co.DESIGN takes a look at a new report by the Urban Land Institute on the trends that will shape the future of micro-housing. As demographic More...

Red Tape Week: These officials have made it easier to do business in Canada

During Red Tape Week, a lot of attention is given to the government officials who regulate Canadian businesses into a corner. But not all officials More...

Are cities becoming less youth friendly?

With childhood obesity at an all time high, it would seem ridiculous for cities to introduce policies that restrict youth from participating in outdoor activities. More...

Struggle City: Most U.S. cities haven’t recovered yet

The new MetroMonitor report from the Brookings Institution reveals that 60 percent of American cities have not recovered to their pre-recession levels, with those whose More...

Obama wants to make two-year community colleges free

Updated | President Barack Obama wants to make two-year community colleges free for students who maintain good grades, according to a plan unveiled by the More...

Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason

At age 12, Cheyanne Ratnam began couch-surfing to keep herself housed. By 14, she was a ward of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. After More...