All posts tagged “economic development

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Not zoned for dancing

Yesterday, when I was reading up on Toronto’s “TOcore” initiative, I came across a report from 2014 called Not Zoned For Dancing: A Comprehensive Review of Entertainment in Downtown Toronto.  It was prepared by five graduate planning students at the University of Toronto: Anna Wynveen,… Read More

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Lo Mein Loophole

Maria Godoy of NPR recently published an interesting piece called Lo Mein Loophole: How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom. The article starts by talking about how rising anti-Chinese sentiment in the late 19th and early 20th century eventually lead to the U.S.… Read More

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The local vs. global city

Blogger and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Aaron M. Renn, recently published an interesting long-form article called, Rethinking America’s Cities’ Success Strategy. One of the central themes is the idea that globalization has caused a kind of bifurcation in cities –… Read More

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But what about employment?

The Neptis Foundation here in Toronto just recently published a fantastic report looking at the regional economic structure of the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. It’s called Planning for Prosperity. In it they identity the polycentric nature of employment in the Toronto region by way of… Read More