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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2016 ed.)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development More...

The Higher ED Blog: Economic development ideas and wisdom from Tweeps

Governments have approached social media with trepidation. While most appreciate the concept of social media and have set up at least one account, they have More...

The Higher ED Blog: Breaking the ice in Municipal-First Peoples relations

Canada’s Aboriginal peoples have fought for and won the right to be involved in the use and development of their traditional lands, which is formally More...

The top 10 (so far) of 2015

As we wrap another year here at EconomicDevelopment.org, I wanted to highlight ten of the most popular posts from 2015 (so far) and thank the More...

How to Make Community Engagement Work in Your Community

Community engagement is widely accepted as critical for the success of economic development initiatives. Yet, there are often substantial obstacles and barriers to achieving success. More...

Time to start engaging with your city!

Connecting with others worldwide has never been easier thanks to rapid technology development and reliance on the world wide web. People are able to find More...

Is YIMBYism the next big single-issue political platform?

NIMBYism (or ‘Not-in-my-backyard’) is the more traditional or ‘recognized’ characterization for residents in any given city that are opposed to new developments close to where More...

Community groups finding collaboration a great way to strengthen neighbourhoods

Donna Cowan was appalled at the anger in the streets she witnessed when she started commuting on her electric bicycle a couple of summers ago. More...