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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

Councillor Michael Thompson by City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee
Sydney, Nova Scotia – September 2016 – At the Association of Municipal Administrators (Nova Scotia) in Wolfville, senior municipal leaders from Nova Scotia explored opportunities to innovate in challenging fiscal times.  City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, presented the importance of arts and culture...

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Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015:
The year of “The No Name Cities”
By Lou Zacharilla
The best thermometer of how the world views the 2015 finalists for the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year designation is best found in the press coverage.  This year the lesson is that dark horses have reached for the top. Forbes noted that the Top7 “are not the cities you think of immediately” as tech powerhouses. ...

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Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

Core Values Post-secondary institutions can prove vital to the creation of thriving city centres. By: Leslie C. Smith
How do you establish a new college or university? How can you expand on what’s already there? And why, exactly, should developers care?
Just ask three leading post-secondary schools in Toronto’s 905 outskirts – Sheridan College Mississauga, University of Toronto Scarborough and York University Markham – and you will get fascinating...

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Posted Monday, November 10, 2014

N. David Milder, DANTH, Inc. and Andrew Dane, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
Introduction
In April 2013, we published our article, “Some Thoughts on the Economic Revitalization of Small Town Downtowns” (1). We’ve been most pleased by its reception and republication. Since then, we have completed additional projects, gathered more data and visited other revitalized small town downtowns. Consequently, we decided to write a follow-up series of articles...

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Posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Public Sector Digest is hosting a Webinar that features ICF as the Institutional Partner and John Jung will be the participant. It will take place Oct. 23 at 3pm Eastern.    Lessons from the intelligent Community of the Year: Applying the Toronto model to your city     Link to the registration page and details of the Webinar https://publicsectordigest.com/products/view/612     By John G. Jung
According to the book called...

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