Working for a fair, more inclusive and innovative economy in Vancouver as a municipal planner, and director of Simon Fraser University's Community Economic Development (CED) program. Occasionally I find time to write about it in my blog.


I had the pleasure of discussing the idea of Legacy Businesses on Roundhouse Radio on the Janice and Cory show. It's a concept developed in San Francisco to retain historic businesses that have contributed to the cultural and economic development of neighbourhoods and the city as a whole. As land...
Ken Hughes, former Alberta Minister of Energy, has implored Canadians to be “honest with each other" in a recent Globe and Mail opinion piece, when raising the question “How does Canada work?” Mr Hughes’ premise is that the recent cancelations of oil and gas pipelines and other projects reveals a...
The SFU CED program has undergone a number of evolutions in the roughly 20 years that it has existed. It is currently undergoing another one of those evolutions as its relationship to Simon Fraser University and the Faculty of Environment in which it is situated deepens and expands. Constant throughout...

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