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Growing a Better City: The Value of Toronto’s Trees

In light of Toronto’s upcoming municipal election, the PPGR is dedicating this week to a special series of posts that focus on municipal policy issues. Be sure to check back tomorrow to read up on another topic of municipal interest. 787 more words

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Public Accountability for Charter Schools - Another Report!

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, recently released Public Accountability for Charter Schools: Standards and Policy Recommendations for Effective Oversight.

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Civilian-Military Partnerships are innovating for the future of Health IT

by: : Robert E. Connors, Executive Health Manager, The Geneva Foundation

 Not many people know but tucked away at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) in Fort Detrick, MD, there resides a small group of innovative scientists.  395 more words

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Lessons from the Scottish referendum

It is just over a month since the people of Scotland made their decision to stay in the United Kingdom.

The final result was – in referendum terms – something close to a landslide, with “No” finishing 10.7% ahead. 1,412 more words

Will The Country Suffer Depression?

The markets go up…..the markets go down……a continuous yo-yo ride……

I know….very few Americans want to talk or learned about economics…..it is just all too hard. 313 more words


Strengths & Weaknesses of EIA's in Victoria

There are many reasons why the compulsory introduction of Environmenal Impact Assessments would be beneficial to both environment and society. However, there are strengths and weaknesses of the current Planning process which governs the use of EIA’s currently 477 more words


EIA's in Victoria

Environmental Impact Assessments are undertaken by corporations in attempting to apply for Planning Project Applications.

The process of an EIA would be ‘referred’ to the Minister of Planning and Community Development in cases where there are ‘any works with potential adverse environmental effects that could be significant in a regional or state context’ (Lavery 2012). 170 more words