Local IDEAs

Local Indicator Database for Economic Analysis

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

Migration and increasing inequality

Balancing economic growth between regions can be tricky business. Local trajectories have a great deal to do with momentum and thus can be difficult to alter. Inter-regional migration is a dynamic that tends to … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Education and inequality between Canadian cities

The widely accepted growth model for developed countries in the 21st century is about achieving advantage based on creativity, innovation and knowledge. In a global economic system cost cannot be the main … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where to draw the line on inequality?

Inequality has re-emerged in the public discourse after a long hiatus. Massive structural changes in the economy to a more global knowledge-based system has disrupted previous sources of prosperity and … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Changing Economic Structure of Canadian Cities

In 2012 Consider Canada commissioned Local IDEAs to prepare a series of reports on its 11 member city-regions. This set of profiles provide an account of how the structure of … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

OPINION – Ontario’s Urban Election

Ontario is a province divided. Yesterday’s 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