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The Higher ED Blog: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Twitter versus LinkedIn, which is more effective?

The increasing popularity of the internet has made information more accessible than ever, but it has also made disseminating information more difficult than ever. How More...

Business Development A Never-Ending Job

The city of Boca Raton woke up to the news that a third company, headquartered here, is in merger talks that could impact the venue 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: 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 Arcadis sustainability index results: will your city survive?

With more and more negative news pouring through our news outlets every day, it becomes more difficult to find any hope for humanity. As if More...

Greening Economic Growth: How Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?

Paul Lanoie at Sustainable Prosperity blogs about whether environmental regulation could encourage innovation and competitiveness rather than dampen economic growth as some economists and regulators More...

Land use planning and economic growth

In this daily podcast put forth by CATO Institute, featured speaker Edward L. Glaeser speaks to the fact that not enough attention is paid to More...

Let your clothes decompose!

How do you feel about throwing in your old worn out clothing with your decomposing food scraps? Strange? Yes. Possible? YES. That is if you More...

A plant-covered, car-free design for the megacity of the future

Architects of a recent sustainability project laid out a fully sustainable future neighbourhood, featuring plant-covered, interconnected skyscrapers, public squares in place of a traditional street More...

Five reasons to be optimistic about sustainable urban mobility

TheCityFix – produced by EMBARQ –  recently shared a post on the Sustainable Cities Collective tackling the challenges of rapid urbanization around the world, particularly around transportation, More...

Canada can be green without sacrificing growth: Goar

Knowing he had little chance of changing the national conversation as an economics professor, Christopher Ragan of McGill University recruited some of Canada’s highest profile More...