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Sep 12, 2013

What should Canada do to prepare for the day oil runs out?

When we’ll hit peak oil – or whether we already have – is the stuff of hot debate. But no one’s questioning the ultimately finite nature of oil and gas reserves. So, what should Canada start investing in now, to prepare for the inevitable day when the wells run dry? We asked a range of creative Canadians for their ideas on how to plan for a post-oil future http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-competes/what-should-canada-do-to-prepare-for-the-day-oil-runs-out/article14254146/

Sep 05, 2013

Three ideas to bust gridlock and get cities moving

The Hyperloop, entrepreneur Elon Musk’s proposed ‘fifth mode’ of transportation, sounds cool on paper. But are futuristic mass people-movers the answer to the gridlock that is increasingly plaguing cities in Canada and elsewhere? We asked three very different kinds of creative people for their ideas on how to beat urban traffic and get cities moving http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-competes/three-ideas-to-bust-gridlock-and-get-cities-moving/article14113415/