Archive for March, 2016


Open-source urbanismWe are increasingly immersed in the society of knowledge, creativity and innovation, today universally regarded as the keys to competitiveness, true anti-cyclical factors with respect to the crisis that has overrun the capitalist…

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Although a number of comprehensive reviews have examined global ecosystem services (ES), few have focused on studies that assess urban ecosystem services (UES). Given that more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, understanding the dualism of the provision of and need for UES is of critical importance. Which UES are the focus of research, and what types of urban land use are examined? Are models or decision support systems used to assess the provision of UES? Are trade-offs considered? Do studies of UES engage stakeholders? To address these questions, we analyzed 217 papers derived from an ISI Web of Knowledge search using a set of standardized criteria. The results indicate that most UES studies have been undertaken in Europe, North America, and China, at city scale. Assessment methods involve bio-physical models, Geographical Information Systems, and valuation, but few study findings have been implemented as land use policy.

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Tokomak Energy aims to build mini-nuclear reactors and announces target of producing electricity by 2025 and feeding power into the grid by 2030

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“Alberta is a province full of wealthy individuals. It’s time for these individuals to step up and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs.” Arlene Dickinson’s call to arms. The Calgary entrepreneur on the dangers of downplaying the recession. What government and individuals need to do right now.

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An inside look at how Hyperloop is being built

How do you build an ultra-fast Hyperloop transportation system that could let people zip from Vancouver to Toronto in three hours? CBC’s Kim Brunhuber takes us on tour of facilities in Nevada and California, where prototypes and test tracks are being built.

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Restaurant bike crawl gives a whole new meeting to dine and dash

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In Calgary’s bust, some businesses bloom

In 2015, Bryan de Lottinville’s social enterprise software business Benevity grew from 100 to 220 employees, moved to a larger building and raised $38-million through a U.S. private equity firm.

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Edmonton is a fantastic place for entrepreneurs to launch the startups and start businesses. Read why Edmonton is Canada’s most business friendly city!

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2016 Food Blog Award Category | Taste Canada

Taste Canada Awards invites all bloggers to submit entries to the 2016 Food Blog Category.

The winning author(s) will receive recognition through:

Media outreach
A Guest Pass to the Gala Awards event in the fall of 2016
A trophy to commemorate winning a Gold Award
Mention on our website http://www.tastecanada.org
Our ongoing partnerships with such Canadian media outlets as Gusto TV, retailers, and sponsors
Finalists and Winners will receive exclusive access to a special Taste Canada badge for their website

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Environmental regulations cited as ‘devastated’ by Harper years

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