5 on Friday: Communities addressing the sharing economy

5 on Friday: Communities addressing the sharing economy

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 16, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at resources on how communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy. Companies such as Uber and Airbnb have transformed the way we are doing business. Some communities like Innisfil are finding new ways to serve their community via sharing services … Read More

5 on Friday – Vibrant Downtowns

5 on Friday – Vibrant Downtowns

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 9, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at resources for building and sustaining vibrant downtowns. Downtowns are distinct from other commercial settings. They are multi-functional, serving as a place for employment, shopping, worship, tourism, housing, government services, dining, entertainment, lodging, and cultural attractions, all within a compact area that is easily walkable. 5 … Read More

5 on Friday: The Economics of Cycling

5 on Friday: The Economics of Cycling

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 2, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at the economics of cycling. The number of bicycle commuters has soared by 60% during the past decade. Cycling’s growing popularity is reflected in increased interest in cycling tourism and related business, investments in community bike paths and debates about street parking vs. bike lanes. 5 on Friday … Read More