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

5 on Friday: High Speed Rail’s Economic Potential

5 on Friday: High Speed Rail’s Economic Potential

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  May 26, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at the economics of high speed rail.  On May 19, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the first steps in bringing High Speed Rail to the Toronto-Windsor Corridor. The routes will include stops in Windsor, Chatham, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Toronto, with a connection to Pearson International … Read More