Local IDEAs

Local Indicator Database for Economic Analysis

Cultivating creativity in the countryside – from rural Ontario to PyeongChang, Korea

During the week of October 19th I was honored to give a seminar at the Academy of Korean Studies on the rural creative economies in Prince Edward County and Muskoka. … Continue reading

November 2, 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’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