Articles from September, 2005

Waking Up from the American Dream: A Review of Sprawl Kills
Joel Hirschhorn spreads the word about the dangers of sprawl and encourages people to demand healthy places to live.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Reviews (0 comments)

It's Time to Get on Board
Hamilton needs an Architectural Review Board to ensure new developments follow the principles of good urban design.
by Shine Shaughnessy
Published September 15, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

The End of the Tunnel
We are heading toward a troubled future. The directions we choose now will help determine where we end up.
by Shine Shaughnessy
Published September 15, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

The Death of Imagination and Debate
The real enemy of progress and democracy is not the "other guy", the one on the right or left, but decisions to stifle discussion, sling mud, and reduce argument to ad-hominem attacks.
by Ted Mitchell
Published September 15, 2005 in Ideas (1 comment)

From 'Desperation Planning' to Community Vision
Between Hamiltonians for Progressive Development and energy expert Richard Gilbert, Hamilton City Council has a great opportunity to restore an open, citizen-based program for setting goals and establishing criteria.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (0 comments)

The Devolution of the Revolution
These five suggestions could help the Hamilton Spectator begin to reverse the dangerous trend of putting marketing and consumerism ahead of journalism.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Media (0 comments)

All About the Realism
A lot of what politicans call "realism" merely excuses the absence of political will - the desire to make the city a better place for all of us to live in.
by Jason Leach
Published September 15, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (2 comments)

Thinking Beyond the Hunch: An Interview With Michael Desnoyers and Jack Santa-Barbara
The co-founders of Hamiltonians for Progressive Development respond to Mayor Larry Di Ianni on aerotropolis, planning, and public participation.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Special Report: Aerotropolis (4 comments)

Interview with Mary Lou Tanner
Hamilton's Manager of Strategic and Environmental Planning talks about suburbia, balanced transportation and sustainable living.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 15, 2005 in Interviews (0 comments)

As We Build So Shall We Live
While it probably won't rid the world of greed, ethnocentrism and violence, building a nonviolent city that respects other life forms and celebrates human creativity and diversity is consistent with solving those problems.
by Richard Register
Published September 15, 2005 in Opinion (0 comments)

Red Hill Opponents Should Have Compromised
Former Ward 1 Councillor Marvin Caplan argues that the opponents to the Red Hill Expressway should have agreed to a compromise that would deliver more protected greenspace, bicycle infrastructure, and funding for community groups.
by Marvin Caplan
Published September 15, 2005 in Opinion (0 comments)

Word on the Street
Ben Bull shamelessly misappropriates Jason Leach's intrepid field work for another round-up of Hamilton happenings and Steeltown shenanigans.
by Ben Bull
Published September 15, 2005 in Events (0 comments)

Bloke Down the Pub: Long-Term Planning, Hamilton Style
Too often, Hamilton City Council seems to pull its ideas and arguments - solar powered planes?! - out of thin air.
by Ben Bull
Published September 15, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

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