A collaborative, systems thinking approach is necessary to imagine, let alone achieve, economic resilience. In this economy report issue, we look at our city and region as a connected, vibrant system – and explore how the way we move people, goods and services around is core to the way we build cities. A few of the questions we ask – and answer – include:
What’s new with employment in Metro Vancouver? As always, our economic snapshot is a dashboard of insights into active business counts, benchmarks of economic recovery, venture capital deployment, and commercial and industrial real estate vacancy rates.
There’s more to the economy than jobs and employment. Our Beyond GDP section delivers hand-picked stats our research team has curated to showcase alternate indicators for economic prosperity. This issue features analyses on the life satisfaction of BC residents, urban greenness in the region, and local business conditions.
What are the trends driving innovation in Vancouver’s transportation sector forward? What are the challenges that are making policymakers scratch their heads? What is the state of the COVID-battered public transit sector? Read our latest industry profile to find out.
Today, made-in-Vancouver policy, mobility and material solutions are pushing the envelope on the net-zero transportation sector. Why is e-mobility just one tool at our disposal? What are the hidden costs and pain points? Read our profile on this emerging sector.
The latest installation of our Traditional Economics Explained series is a primer on interest rates, including a little about their history, equations, connection to inflation, references, and current state in Canada.
Today, resilience is a big buzzword in economic development and among city-builders, but it is only a stopping point on the way to an anti-fragile system. Our latest in our 21st Century Economics series introduce how to think of an anti-fragile Vancouver economy as the goal.