The Lloyd & Delphine Martin Prosperity Institute is the world’s leading think-tank on the role of sub-national factors – location, place and city-regions – in global economic prosperity. We take an integrated view of prosperity, looking beyond economic measures to include the importance of quality of place and the development of people’s creative potential.
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Oct 2, 2014
Matheson, Zara, 2014, "Toronto Transit Scores",, Borealis, V1
Data to support "Next Stop Health: Transit Access and Health Inequities in Toronto". This is the hourly avg. of the number of stops at each stop between 7am and 8pm. It is this that we then use to calculate the transit score for various geographies. We have done dissemination are...
Oct 2, 2014
2014, "CensusCD Neighborhood Change Database (NCDB) 1970-2000",, Borealis, V1
The NCDB contains nationwide tract-level data from the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses. CDROM is required to use the data. CD purchased by MPI in 2011 and has been misplaced, though if found it won't run on PCs running Windows 7 or newer. Copy of data is located at Q...
Oct 2, 2014
2012, "Understanding the Creative Economy in China",, Borealis, V7
This work critically examines the emergence of a post-industrial economy in China as it continues to transform into a 21st century global leader. On August 15th, 2010, the Financial Times published an article stating that recently released figures from the International Monetary...
Oct 1, 2014
Charlotta Mellander, 2014, "Class Shares (Creative, Service, Working, Farm & Forestry) by Country - Averages",, Borealis, V1
I decided to take a bit of time to actually update the class values we have for countries. Since the ones we has were pretty old by now (based on 2004-2007), I thought it may be of use to have more recent ones. I found data for 102 countries, but unfortunately nothing for the US...
Sep 30, 2014
Florida, Richard, 2014, "Singles Now Make Up More Than Half the U.S. Adult Population. Here's Where They All Live",, Borealis, V1
The United States is now a nation of singles. Single people make up just over half of all American adults for the first time since statistics have been collected, according to a study reported by Bloomberg last week.
Sep 23, 2014
Atkinson, Anthony B., 2014, "Top Incomes in the Long Run of History",, Borealis, V2
This paper summarizes the main findings of a recent literature that has constructed top income shares time series over the long-run for more than 20 countries using income tax statistics. Top incomes represent a small share of the population but a very significant share of total...
Nov 20, 2013
Richard Florida, 2013, "Detroit Class Data",, Borealis, V3
Data for: Class-Divided Cities, Detroit Edition Published in Atlantic Cities, April 10 2013
Mar 7, 2013
2013, "Urban Form Case Studies - Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure",, Borealis, V1
The Ontario Growth Secretariat has completed two new case studies of completed projects that illustrate key policies in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The case studies are King Street Reconstruction in Kitchener and Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. These pro...
Oct 22, 2012
Kevin Stolarick, 2012, "Is Your Region Creative, Innovative, Productive, or just Populated?",, Borealis, V1
Previous Martin Prosperity Institute Insights have looked at the relationship between the population and GDP share for U.S. metropolitan areas. This Insight will look deeper into these findings, by looking at metros in relation to two additional variables-awarded patents and Crea...
Oct 17, 2012
Gary J. Gates, 2012, "Gallup Special Report: 3.4% of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBT",, Borealis, V2
The inaugural results of a new Gallup question -- posed to more than 120,000 U.S. adults thus far -- shows that 3.4% say "yes" when asked if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
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