Local IDEAs

Local Indicator Database for Economic Analysis

Creative & cultural workers are the most networked workers

I am very pleased to announce that my most recent article is now published in the International Journal of Creative and Cultural Industries. The article contrasts the work arrangements, social … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Main Street LRT will help preserve Brampton’s heritage, not destroy it

I grew up in Brampton not far from Main Street where the new LRT is proposed to be built. As the fifth generation of my family to live in Brampton … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Knowledge neighbourhoods

My most recent paper examines the link between urban form and the production of knowledge in contrasting economic sectors. Below is the paper abstract and link to the full paper. … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

ANALYSIS – Ontario’s Urban Election

If “all politics are local” and “its about the economy, stupid”, then elections are about economic geography. The Ontario election last week was no exception. The Liberal Party won a … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

OPINION – Ontario’s Urban Election

Ontario is a province divided. Yesterday‚Äôs election underscores very real and troubling schisms between local communities. While much of the election narrative focused on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Urban Form and the Knowledge Economy

I presented a paper at the 2012 Association of American Geographers Annual Conference in New York, NY entitled ‘Knowledge Neighbourhoods: Urban Form and Evolutionary Economic Geography’. The paper is currently … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment