Results tagged “economic development”

Dear Reader: you've reached the last post of the CityCaucus.com (2008-2011) site. To see newer posts (Dec. 2011-July 2012) visit citycaucus.com. +++ Three years ago today Daniel Fontaine and I were exchanging emails and phone calls over his idea to...
What kind of issues should civic candidates be debating over coming weeks If you’re starting to wonder whether there are any other issues to be discussed in this civic campaign besides the Occupy Vancouver squat, you’d be in good...
The brilliant Portlandia has an job growth idea based in Slacker culture – see video On a day where Mayor Gregor is out talking about the economic future of Vancouver, we're going to briefly talk about Vision's plan (or...
Abbott open to discussion regarding transfering funds from AirCare into new transitIn a post we published a few weeks back, we asked each of the BC Liberal leadership candidates to provide us with answers to a series of urban-focused...
My colleague Daniel Fontaine has been writing extensively over the last year about the importance of developing a regional economic strategy in Metro Vancouver. At times I'm sure he's felt like a bit of a lone wolf as the...
This photo has not been edited. Those are real industrial jobs on the Fraser River waterfront in New Westminster. Photo: Vancouver SunA few weeks ago, Theresa Mcmanus, the crack city hall reporter in New Westminster wrote a story about how...
On April 21st, 2009, while most Vancouverites were in front of their televisions watching the Canucks defeat the Blues in overtime, a very small group of people was gathered in the Vancouver City Council Chamber at a Public Hearing....
Slate Magazine's interactive map shows job losses over the past 2 yearsIn what Slate describes as "vanishing employment" stateside, we thought we'd share this link to an interactive USA map showing evaporating jobs in America's mainly dense urban nodes. It's...
Jacky Leung & Alex Shipton of the Crossroads Conference It was a pleasant surprise for me to receive an email a few weeks ago from a young Killarney High School student asking me to help facilitate a student discussion...
Translink articulated trolley bus, photo courtesy Transport BC 2000 Coast Mountain Bus Company is understandably proud of their big shiny articulated trolley buses. They are fantastic people-movers, they are quiet, and they cover some of Metro Vancouver's major thoroughfares...
I sat down with Bill Tieleman, a well-known local political strategist, at a hip Kits eatery during Dine Out Vancouver in January. Our conversation was far-reaching, fueled by a glass or two of wine, Tieleman’s second love, after progressive politics....
Montreal pre-2002 merger courtesy Wikipedia In 2007 I had the opportunity to partake in a delegation that visited Montreal to determine the benefits and downsides of amalgamation. Depending on who you spoke to, either Montreal was heading for a positive...
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