Articles from April, 2009

Going Steady by Rah Rah
Rah Rah seethe with passion and intensity and sincerity, and their music correspondingly kicks all kinds of ass.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 30, 2009 in Reviews (1 comment)

It Ain't Easy Traveling Green
If all of the subsides that we currently offer up to the auto sector and petroleum companies were shifted to support a national public transit system, would could that look like?
by Darren Kaulback
Published April 29, 2009 in Raise a Little Green (7 comments)

Transportation Summit: Tension Between Sustainability Language and Status Quo Priorities
A significant shift in the city's thinking is that a focus on moving people and goods efficiently, not moving vehicles efficiently; yet staff highlighted the fact that decisions are still constrained by the need to maximize traffic flow.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 28, 2009 in Commentary (18 comments)

Left Turn at Albuquerque
Whether I'm going to the moon or out to buy shoe-laces, the anxiety I accumulate between waking and finally steeling myself up but to put both feet on the floor next to the bed is always more than double the anxiety of any other journey in my day.
by Mark Fenton
Published April 28, 2009 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

New York Transportation Commissioner Takes Lead on Pedestrian Infrastructure
Kudos to New York for leading the way, once again - a city that huge has some massive problems, yet is willing to make courageous choices and do what is best for the city
by Jason Leach
Published April 28, 2009 in Downtown Bureau (2 comments)

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by RTH Staff
Published April 24, 2009 in Commentary (0 comments)

Flint Considers Radical Retrenchment
A proposal gaining traction in economically desperate Flint, Michigan would demolish whole neighbourhoods and relocate the city's remaining residents into a few viable communities.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 23, 2009 in Suburbia Project (15 comments)

Moving Hamilton Up the Ladder of Citizen Participation
What would plans such as GRIDS, the Cycling Master Plan or the downtown urban plan look like if they if they had been designed and, most importantly, implemented, using a Citizen Power model?
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published April 23, 2009 in Commentary (2 comments)

Last Chance to Comment on Cycling Master Plan
The city is accepting public input on its revised cycling master plan until April 30, 2009.
by Ryan McGreal
Published April 22, 2009 in Special Report: Cycling (4 comments)

Lessons on Cycling Infrastructure from Holland's Most Progressive City
Hamilton can't become Groningen and it shouldn't try to be, but it could benefit by considering some of the sensible policy choices that have been employed here.
by David Van Beveren
Published April 22, 2009 in Special Report: Cycling (16 comments)

Let Yourself Be Moved
In this economic climate we may not be able to afford major concert tickets, but we can sure get out in the community and listen to our talented neighbours.
by Michelle Martin
Published April 21, 2009 in Belonging (11 comments)

RTH Does Northwest Part 2: Portland, Oregon
A successful urban environment like Portland offers lessons for Hamilton on how cities can grow, develop and thrive.
by Jason Leach
Published April 12, 2009 in Photo Essay (19 comments)

RTH Does Northwest Part 1: Seattle, Washington
A successful urban environment like Seattle offers lessons for Hamilton on how cities can grow, develop and thrive.
by Jason Leach
Published April 12, 2009 in Photo Essay (3 comments)

Stinson Reveals Surprise: Build Hamilton Grand at SE Corner of John and Main
The Hamilton Grand will be built at the southeast corner of John and Main, the site of a former Shell station, with slightly larger floor plates.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 12, 2009 in Feature (21 comments)

Stay On Top of Your Online Profile
Managing your online profile involves more than a simple matter of watching what you say and do, which in simpler times was good enough.
by Michelle Martin
Published April 09, 2009 in Belonging (3 comments)

Main-King LRT Split May Be a Good Idea
Hamilton will find out by July if Metrolinx has chosen LRT for the B-Line. Having just experienced an LRT system and its economic development impacts firsthand, I don't see any other logical conclusion.
by Jason Leach
Published April 08, 2009 in Downtown Bureau (68 comments)

Raise the Pho
Five new projects will bring more Vietnamese restaurants to the downtown core, even along the unfriendly York/Cannon expressway.
by Jason Leach
Published April 07, 2009 in City Life (9 comments)

Oil: No Supply Side Answer to the Coming Crisis
Rather soon, we have to find mechanisms and processes to ensure an orderly and permanent annual reduction in world oil demand at least equal to expected net loss of supply as we come out of the 'undulating plateau'.
by Andrew McKillop
Published April 06, 2009 in Special Report: Peak Oil (25 comments)

24-Hour Film Fest
With the glitz of high-tech effects out of the equation, this film festival comes down to simple storytelling, fine acting and solid film making skills.
by Amy Kenny
Published April 01, 2009 in Reviews (0 comments)

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