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The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (winter 2017)

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...

Urban beekeeping takes off as plight of the honeybee wins public attention

A sure sign of spring at Toronto’s Shangri-La Hotel is the arrival of Alexandre McLean. But he’s not your average guest; and his luggage is More...

A cold ski town is building one of the first vertical farms in the world

In the ski town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of the world’s first vertical farms is being created to help supply produce to the local More...

A vacant lot in Wyoming will become one of the world’s first vertical farms

In Jackson, Wyoming, an organization known as Vertical Harvest has recently broken ground on a new three story stack of greenhouses that will produce a More...

Montreal’s Urban Barns pioneers a green new take on the factory farm

Indoor food production is becoming a more popular way of growing produce.  These vertical farms utilize conveyor belts to effectively water and grow large amounts More...

Parkdale urban farming project should be expanded: Porter

Eugene Hennie rushed between the towering buildings of South Parkdale, Amy Ness and me trailing behind. He had an important meeting to go to. I’d More...

Are insect farms the urban farms we need to feed cities?

Ben Schiller writes about the practical uses of insect farms in urban settings, and the possible effects they could have on the ways entire cities More...

Transforming Milwaukee’s vacant lots into a new agricultural economy

Michael Coren at Fast Company takes a look at an initiative underway in Milwaukee to encourage revitalization through local food and urban agriculture. The city has More...

Building edible urban neighborhoods, one ‘nourishmat’ at a time

The Nourishmat was designed by using well-known farming techniques with the intent to teach young school-age students farming knowledge about where their food originated from More...

Urbanism speakeasy | Building a local food economy

A new project that was coordinated by Sarah Fritschner in Louisville, Kentucky is called “Farm to Table.”  The purpose of the project is to find More...

How to transform a vacant lot into a community garden

Have a vacant lot in your community that would make a great community garden? Heather Wooten at GOOD blogs about how to turn a vacant lot into a More...