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The Higher ED Blog: Immigrant attraction to small and rural centres

Most people have heard by now that Canada will be receiving 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. About half are privately sponsored and will More...

The Higher ED Blog: Best practices in rural economic development delivery

It was clear during this fall’s federal election campaign that jobs, small business, and the economy are hot topics in Canada right now. While Ottawa More...

The Higher ED Blog: Barriers to household and business sustainability practices

With the United Nations Conference on Climate Change fast-approaching, we noted that we would dedicate some of our time here at Higher Ed exploring issues More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2015 edition, Part II)

Continuing from last week’s Higher ED Blog, this week we summarize interesting articles from the latest issues of Economic Development Quarterly and Regional Studies. These More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2015 edition, Part I)

Another season, another economic development research roundup. As I pored through the latest issues of Economic Development Quarterly, Regional Studies, and Journal of Rural Studies, More...

The Higher ED Blog: From brownfields to green energy? Converting Ontario’s decommissioned coal plants to renewable energy generators

With the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, debates about how to achieve a sustainable future are front and centre. While much More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories

  We all make mistakes at work. Often, those mistakes are small and relatively inconsequential; other times, they cost millions of dollars or result in More...

The Higher ED Blog: We’re going weekly!

Happy anniversary to us! It’s the Higher ED Blog’s 2nd anniversary, a fact that we’re very proud of here at the University of Waterloo. In More...

The Higher ED Blog: Counting matters

This article is based on the authors’ essay ‘Do we still have quality data to study Canadian cities?’ in Canadian Cities in Transition: Perspectives for More...

The Higher ED Blog: Downtown revitalization and the ‘taxing’ issue of brownfield redevelopment

This article is the third in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. In Ontario, Places to Grow has More...

The Higher ED Blog: Reversing the downward spiral of your downtown

This article is the second in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. Municipalities have been working on downtown More...

The Higher ED Blog: Can residential development contribute to downtown revitalization?

This article is the first in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. In the urban age, academics, policymakers More...