Articles from November, 2007

We Need Better than Seat-of-the-Pants Transit Planning
Do city staff have the technology to make accurate assessments of ridership change or is it just guesstimating shaded on the positive side to quell the voices of protest?
by Roy Adams
Published November 27, 2007 in Special Report: Transit (4 comments)

Urbanism for Life: Let Children Help Design our Cities
Here is a simple criterion for human design: Shape a city around our children.
by Nikos A. Salingaros
Published November 27, 2007 in Commentary (16 comments)

Downtown Update (at Last!)
Jason is a marked man. He was threatened with bodily harm if he did not publish a new downtown update soon.
by Jason Leach
Published November 27, 2007 in Downtown Bureau (22 comments)

Banning Drive Thrus 2.0
Sooner or later, cities will ban drive thrus. Hamilton can choose to lead or lag in this initiative.
by Shine Shaughnessy
Published November 27, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (5 comments)

St John's Anglican Church, Ancaster: An Architectural History
St John's Anglican Church in Ancaster has a fascinating architectural history.
by Candace Iron and Malcolm Thurlby
Published November 27, 2007 in Architecture (3 comments)

Measuring Progress on the Red Hill Parkway
Improvements in net economic development, municipal taxes, road congestion, and air quality helped sell this project and need to be verified or refuted.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 27, 2007 in Ideas (15 comments)

Overcoming Domesticated Ambition
The Public Works Department claims to be undergoing a conceptual shift in what city building means, but it still has a way to go.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 27, 2007 in Special Report: Light Rail (4 comments)

Orpheus in Burlington
It does not pay to look back. Except sometimes it does.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 27, 2007 in Photo Essay (4 comments)

Busy as E.B. and a Bee
To much to do, so little time: a lament.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (2 comments)

Write Life Write
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 27, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (0 comments)

Cheers! From Boston
Boston leaves you wanting more. Surely there is no greater testament than that.
by Ben Bull
Published November 27, 2007 in Accidental Activist (1 comment)

Enjoy the Holidays Sustainably
Celebrating the festive season by limiting over-consumption is a way to honour the special people in your life and the Earth they live on. Buy less, love more.
by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
Published November 27, 2007 in Commentary (0 comments)

Inc. Settling Down but Still Shaking Things Up
Hamilton Artists Inc is setting up permanently in the former Jerry's Man Shop at James and Cannon.
by Amy Kenny
Published November 27, 2007 in Arts and Music (6 comments)

Apologists for Oppression: The Pernicious Cult of Media 'Experts'
As those justifying violence on the basis of security work to make the world increasingly unsafe, there seems an equally increasing need for a new kind of media that requires a new kind of 'expert'.
by Ramzy Baroud
Published November 27, 2007 in Opinion (2 comments)

Ottawa Street: Way Too Close to Hallowe'en For Comfort
Ottawa Street is to fabric shopping as West 47 Street, New York, NY is to diamond shopping.
by Mark Fenton
Published November 08, 2007 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards
A change is taking place in our city, not through top-down mission statements and megaprojects, but through small, incremental projects and initiatives.
by Mary Louise Pigott
Published November 08, 2007 in Architecture (0 comments)

A Case for Arab Dignity
Arab countries need an element of self-reflection and responsibility to make viable any pragmatic steps towards improvement and justice.
by Ramzy Baroud
Published November 08, 2007 in Opinion (0 comments)

Money, Interest and Inflation
The policy of most central banks is based on permanent growth of the money stock. Can the world survive this policy much longer?
by Rudo de Ruijter
Published November 08, 2007 in Commentary (3 comments)

Hamilton Light Rail Website Launch
A new organization is forming to promote modern light rail in Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 08, 2007 in Special Report: Light Rail (8 comments)

Downtown Transportation Master Plan Review: Promising, But Needs Improvement
Contact the city Department of Public Works and add your comments to the plan.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 08, 2007 in Downtown Bureau (2 comments)

A Legacy to Celebrate?
The former mayor's bleak vision may haunt us for a long time to come.
by Adrian Duyzer
Published November 08, 2007 in Digital Kayak (4 comments)

Fixing Our Broken Democracy
Our current democracy is nowhere near 'good enough'. Our democracy isn't working and it's high time we got it fixed.
by Ben Bull
Published November 08, 2007 in Accidental Activist (26 comments)

Terry Cooke, Red Hill, and the Politics of Division
Far from 'redundant', the environmental assessment Terry Cooke helped squash would have revealed major problems with the planned expressway and given opponents a fair hearing.
by Don McLean
Published November 08, 2007 in Commentary (25 comments)

Beautiful Wendel
There's not much time left for our old dog and I think she knows it. She's not even gone and I miss her already.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (3 comments)

Pet Dreams
A poem by Kevin Somers.
by Kevin Somers
Published November 08, 2007 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein
Powerful elites leverage "shock" events to catch people off guard and then implement unpopular economic policies to their benefit and the detriment of local communities.
by Ted Mitchell
Published November 08, 2007 in Reviews (13 comments)

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