Not Your Parents’ City

The climate emergency is bearing down, hard, on the world's cities. But cities are also facing three other dramatic waves of change, all three positioned to crest sometime around 2060. First, during these four decades the people of the…

Capital Gains

In the last five years, Ottawa has experienced a technology industry boom that has reinforced the city as a business hub, with more tech companies coming to Canada’s capital every year. Having modern IT and a strong digital infrastructure…

Pipeline Politics

Imagine this scenario: a big new project promises jobs and economic development. Most of the community supports the project, while a small band of vocal and influential community leaders oppose it. Come decision time, the politician is torn…

Looking Beyond Business as Usual

Vast numbers of people around the world have decamped from the workplace to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. According to SHRM, the number of organizations offering remote work options tripled between 1996 and 2016, yet the radical…

Penalty Clauses: Do They Stick?

It is common for a commercial lease to contain a provision that obliges a party to pay a pre-calculated amount of money in the event of a default, or a set of circumstances that may be characterized as a “failure”. These provisions are…
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