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Cultural Planning – what can we learn from the early adopters?


Learning from the critiques of early adopters in other parts of the world, our Greg Baeker, Director of Cultural Development, talks about the evolution of cultural planning in Canada and looks at issues emerging in this relatively new municipal planning realm. Read Greg’s latest article here.

Posted on 17, Jan | Posted by

We have an opening for a talented Development Analyst working from either our Toronto or Kingston office. To view this job posting, please click here.

Posted on 11, Jan | Posted by

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Cultural Economies – What are they and how do we build them?

By Greg Baeker

MDB Insight’s Director of Cultural Development, Greg Baeker, unravels the ties between culture and creativity and looks at the potential of the cultural economy in Canadian municipalities in his latest article (first published in Municipal World, September 2017) – read full article here.

Posted on 2, Nov | Posted by

Moncton awardThe City of Moncton selected MDB Insight to complete their Cultural Plan 2016 – 2026 and the project has now been recognized with the 2017 Award of Excellence in Cultural Planning by the Creative City Network of Canada.

Our warm congratulations go out to Joanne Duguay and everyone on the City of Moncton team for this award. Moncton is a city of bold goals and big dreams, and this award is fitting recognition of the great things in store for this community.

Our MDB Insight project team for Moncton’s Cultural Plan was headed by Greg Baeker, Director, Cultural Development and included Jason Dias, Senior Consultant, and local sub-consultant Angela Birdsell. Their exceptional work on Moncton’s behalf reflects our entire team’s commitment to innovative and creative excellence and our firm’s ongoing mission – connecting communities with opportunities.

MDB Insight has a strong and valued relationship with the City of Moncton and is delighted to add “award-winning” to our collaborative history. Watch for great things that are happening in New Brunswick’s largest city!

Posted on 2, Nov | Posted by

Our team is growing – for details about this opportunity for a Marketing Specialist please use the following link:

MDB Insight Marketing Specialist job posting

Posted on 23, Oct | Posted by

Our team is growing – for details about this opportunity for a Marketing Specialist please use the following link:

MDB Insight Marketing Specialist job posting

Application deadline is November 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Posted on 14, Oct | Posted by

City street at sunsetIs more growth always better?

By Tarryn Landman

Not according to a new paper from the Brookings Institution on Remaking Economic Development. Particularly when the pursuit of growth focuses more on incentive-driven initiatives than on workers and existing local businesses.  Read the full blog post

Posted on 3, Oct | Posted by

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The MDB Insight team is evolving

This year, we’re celebrating a decade of innovative, impactful work. We have grown a lot since 2007, and we wanted to share some of the most recent changes. Read the full blog post

Posted on 19, May | Posted by

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Meet our new Market Research and Analytics Division

Our team is committed to helping communities and organizations achieve their goals. We’ve recently decided to take that commitment a step further by launching a new Market Research and Analytics division. We comb through data every day to help our clients tackle their biggest questions. This new division will give them the clarity, context, and insight they need to make informed decisions. Read the full blog post

Posted on 20, Mar | Posted by

Is your city

Is your city playable?

All over the world, governments and tech companies are investing in smart systems for cities. By using networks and sensors to connect services they are collecting data to drive efficiency. But is this trend making our cities less human? A group of creative minds out of Bristol, UK, have found that this data-marked world lacks the human elements that make spaces more liveable and open.

Read the full blog post

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